Police Beat

October 04, 2017

Business break-in

A storage shed at the business of Brian Hicks Transport in Malaleuca Way, Yarrawonga, was broken into around 10am Saturday morning, with the damage discovered the following day.

Intruders gained access by entering through the back fence after using either bolt or wire cutters to cut an opening into the back fence.

The culprits entered the freight yard and searched through a trailer by jimmying open a side door.

If anyone saw anything suspicious around the area please contact Yarrawonga Police on 5744 3641.

Donation tin theft

A local student is devastated after a donation tin left at Yarrawonga IGA as part of a school project went missing on September 26.

The 25cm high tin was painted black and had the words ‘Noah’s Ark’ and animals on the outside painted in white.

It was on a seat near the supermarket entrance but was not secured.

Staff are helping police with CCTV footage.

Home break-in

On September 26 thieves gained entry into a River Road address ransacking the residences and making off with a bottle of cognac and a small safe.

Chainsaw theft

Four Husqvarna chainsaws valued at more than $4000 were stolen from the WB Hunter Home Timber and Hardware store on Murray Valley Hwy around 5am on Wednesday, September 27.

Thieves broke into a shipping container on the site before breaking an aluminium framed glass door to get into the main store.

They then took the chainsaws from a display and used a store trolley to remove them.

Windows smashed

Police are also checking CCTV footage from businesses in Belmore Street, Yarrawonga, after two shop windows were damaged overnight on Friday, September 29.

Windows at an Indian restaurant and The Reject Shop were damaged, possibly by being kicked.

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