$40,000 Telstra excavator and Drouin dirt bikes stolen
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 12:13, Monday 29 April 2013
A $40,000 excavator and trailer were stolen from the Telstra site at the corner of Albert Road and Sinclair Street in Drouin on Friday night.
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The 2011 Yanmar excavator, registration YLU 986, was stolen while on its purpose-built trailer, registration U45 253.
The theft occurred between 4.30pm Friday and 6.50am Saturday.
Dirt bikes stolen
Pictured: Top: the stolen excavator and trailer attached to a Telstra Vehicle.
Above: one of the stolen dirt bikes. Both supplied by Warragul Police.
Two dirt bikes left in a small trailer in the driveway of a Wade Street address were also stolen on Friday night after thieves burnt through straps holding them in place.
The trailer had been reverse parked in the victim’s driveway and was still attached to the car when the theft took place.
A police spokesperson said an offender or offenders would have had to lift the two small Atomic brand bikes, weighing between 70 and 80 kilograms each, from the trailer to get them free.
Both bikes had full tanks of fuel but ignition keys were not left in the trailer.
The bike theft occurred between 7pm on Friday and 8am on Saturday.
Anyone with information on either theft should contact the Baw Baw CIU on 5622 7111, or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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