Police investigate theft of machinery worth $220k

GLADSTONE police are investigating a number of offences that occurred over the past week.

An offender entered a backyard along the Old Bruce Highway, Gladstone and stole two 20 foot containers containing spare parts, tooling and pressure cleaners valued at $10,000.

Also stolen were earth moving attachments valued at $100,000; spare parts, tooling and pressure cleaners valued at $50,000; and a rock hammer valued at $60,000.

Council depots hit by theft

In a separate offence, a person entered a locked council storage shed in Pioneer Drive, Boyne Island.

Entry was gained to the shed by cutting a section of the fence before forcing open the shed door.

The offender stole a quantity of diesel fuel and a 20L fuel can.

An offender also broke into the council depot in Popenia Rd, Mount Larcom.

Entry was gained to the shed by cutting a section of the chain wire fence before cutting a deadbolt on the front door.

The offender stole an orange coloured Stihl chainsaw and a Sidchrome socket set in a red case.

Both items of property had 'GRC' engraved on them.

Air conditioner stolen

An offender gained entry to a vacant property in Tuna Street, Toolooa by opening the back sliding door.

An air-conditioner was stolen.

Bike stolen from front yard

An offender stole a 20-inch light blue Freestyle BMX bicycle and a light blue bicycle helmet from a property in Golding St, Barney Point.

The property was left unsecured on the front yard.

Vehicle vandalised

A vehicle parked on Garden St, West Gladstone while the driver was at work was damaged.

Returning to the vehicle, the driver noticed peeling paint on the bonnet and front guard.

Closer inspection indicated the damage may have been caused by brake fluid.

A deflated tyre was discovered the following day, and is believed to have been a result of tampering the day before.

Earth moving business targeted

An offender went to an earth moving business in Hills Road, Euleilah and stolen two 4.8 tonne bobcat ramps valued at $2800.

Anyone with information which could assist police should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au.



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