The Lions Club of Seymour Goulburn and several self-storage units have been targeted in a series of burglaries throughout Seymour in recent weeks.
Mitchell Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the burglaries.
A list of items, including five banners, a $5000 PA system, a generator, three shade shelter frames, a defibrillator, a pressure washer, three torches and two gas bottles, were stolen from the Lions Club of Seymour between Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7.
Unknown offenders broke into a shed and a caravan at the club’s premises at 20 Worrough Road, Seymour.
There is no CCTV footage of the offenders who entered via a roller door at the back of the shed with the caravan found inside the shed.
Police have provided photographs of the distinctive purple felt banners, which feature the club’s name and logo along with numerous patches given for club achievements.
Mitchell CIU Senior Constable Amy Voisey said it was disappointing for the club to be targeted.
“It’s a hard hit for them considering it’s a volunteer organisation and they’ve lost a number of valuable items. Now they’re going to have to work out how to replace them, unfortunately,” she said.
Lions Club of Seymour Goulburn secretary Liz Johnson said the club was extremely disappointed.
“Some things like the felt banners are things that can’t really be replaced,” she said.
“All the banner patches are things that the club’s earned for doing certain things. They’re something that just can’t be replaced.”
Ms Johnson said there was no reason to take some items.
“It’s very disheartening, there’s no reason for people to take something like that but they did,” she said.
“When they went through the shed, they actually opened up some of the things to see what was in it and left them, yet they took our club banners. You can’t work it out and can’t understand it.”
A fishing boat and trailer was stolen from a self-storage unit in Oak Street, Seymour, two weeks ago.
Unknown offenders forced entry into several storage units at the facility between July 23 and 27, stealing a fishing boat and trailer with the registration number Y57928 and several boxes of distinctive clothing.
Detectives have also released images of the stolen boat and clothing in the hope someone will recognise them.
Snr Const Voisey said it was not the first theft from a storage unit recently.
“There’s been a series of burglaries at the other self-storage locations in Seymour over the past month or so,” she said.
Anyone with information on either incident is urged to contact Senior Constable Amy Voisey at Mitchell Crime Investigation Unit on 5735 0216, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.