Thieves make hit on abattoir plant

INVESTIGATIONS into the alleged theft of more than $31,000 worth of equipment from Leitch Pastoral Group properties in the past fortnight are continuing.

A spokesman for the Warwick Police Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) said yesterday police were still seeking information which might assist them.

He confirmed police on Tuesday conducted a routine search of a Warwick property (pictured above) owned by Leitch Pastoral Group and used by them for storage, as part of their investigations but did not locate any of the missing items at that location.

The stolen equipment includes a crop-spraying unit on a trailer which went missing from another Leitch property at Elbow Valley on the weekend of February 12 and 13.

A break-in at the shut-down Killarney abattoir late last week resulted in the reported theft of a MIG welder from the plant’s maintenance workshop.

Killarney police said the thieves used bolt cutters to gain access to the plant through a chainwire fence under cover of darkness.

Got information which could help police? Contact the Warwick station on 4660 4444 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.



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