Attempted theft and break-in both thwarted

December 13, 2017

Theft prevented

A resident in Manse Hill Rd disturbed a would-be thief around 3am in the morning of Thursday, December 7. The resident was woken up by his dog barking and noticed a man trying to push his lawn mower out of the carport. He confronted the man who then fled on foot.

Attempted break in

During the same night, a temporary building at a business at the intersection of Hume and Hovell Rd and Anzac Ave was tampered with. Temporary fencing around the site was cut to gain access with a window and some copper piping being damaged.

Morning assault

An incident in Station St on Wednesday, December 6 saw a local man taken to Shepparton for a psychiatric assessment. Another local man was at an ATM around 9am when he was assaulted by the 60-year-old male. It is not believed the man was trying to grab any money from the victim, but he was in an agitated state which police believe contributed to the incident.

Stolen tools

Tools were stolen from a utility parked in Rupert St, Broadford, some time between 9am Wednesday, December 6 and the next morning. The padlocks were cut from the tool storage area with some Milwaukee and Paslode brand tools being taken. Police have received numerous reports lately regarding power tools being stolen from tradesmen’s vehicles. They are urging tradespeople to review the security of their tools.

Some tips to protect their valuable property is to ensure the tool boxes are secured to the trays and have good quality locking systems. Where possible park vehicles overnight behind locked garage doors and engrave the tools with the business name or similar. Property clearly marked with an owner’s identification is less attractive to thieves as it is harder for them to be sold on.

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