Thieves pass guard dogs to steal

BRAZEN thieves broke into a shed on a residential block at Wallangarra and despite two guard dogs being on the premises stole more than $12,500 worth of gear.

Wallangarra Police sergeant Alan Lutter said the property owners returned from a four-day absence to find thieves had stolen a Honda generator, an Engel’s fridge/freezer and a large amount of tools and camping equipment.

Sgt Lutter said the offenders unscrewed a rear panel of the shed, discreetly located between two tanks, and then forced the front roller door to remove the stolen items.

“We suspect the offenders were aware of the movements of the property owners,” Sgt Lutter said.

“They have entered the property despite the guard dogs and the fact a neighbour was caretaking the place.

“So these owners have done everything right: the shed was locked, the dogs were out, the neighbours had been asked to keep an eye on things and then this happens.”

Sgt Lutter said the break-in took place between February 10 and February 14.

“This was a well-organised offence,” Sgt Lutter said.

“The offenders have worn gloves or clothes to cover finger prints.

“Then they closed the front roller door after they left so you would not have known anything was amiss from the street.”

The list of stolen items included: an Engel fridge/freezer, a Honda petrol generator, motorcycle supplies and riding apparel, a range of Kinchrome tools, a large metal toolbox, a quantity of fishing gear as well as camping equipment.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Wallangarra police on 4684 3120 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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