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Police hunting heartless thieves

  • The lighting tower stolen from Darraweit Guim FB
  • The lighting tower stolen from Darraweit Guim FB

By: CFA Media

Category: Vehicles / Equipment / Buildings

  1.49 PM 19 March, 2014

Location: District 2 News, District 14 News

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Victoria Police Media Release

Police are appealing for public assistance after more than $23, 000 worth of property was stolen during a burglary at a CFA depot in Darraweit Guim, near Kyneton, last weekend. 

Investigators believe the offenders entered the Quades Road property sometime between 4pm on Saturday 15 March and 7.30am on Sunday 16 March where they broke into a locked shed used to store equipment.

A distinctive ‘Australian Lighting’ tower, valued at $10,000, was stolen along with other equipment including protective fire fighting clothing, UHF radios, a 10 horsepower Mercury boat motor, infrared binoculars, Olympus digital camera and a Stihl chainsaw.

Macedon Ranges Crime Investigation Unit detectives believe the offenders have used a large vehicle or trailer to transport the stolen property, which was paid for by money raised by the local community and CFA.

Detectives have released images of the stolen lighting tower, of which there are only three in Victoria.

Last Updated: 19 March 2014