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Mitchell Shire Police Beat: September 13, 2022

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Criminal damage

An unknown offender smashed the glass door to a Mitchell Shire building in Bentinck Street, Wallan, during the weekend, but was unable to gain entry.

At 3am on Saturday, an unknown male offender approached Wilson Partners Real Estate, in High Street, Wallan.

The man used a hammer to strike the top and bottom glass panels to the entry door, causing both to smash, before leaving, making no attempt to enter the building. The offender was wearing dark clothing and a hoodie.

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Overnight on Friday, an unknown offender smashed a glass door of Wallan Basketball Stadium with a broom that was on site. The broom head snapped off and was wedged in the door. No entry was gained.

Thefts

During the past week, unknown offenders stole pumps from the hot water systems of three houses in Wallara Waters Boulevard, Wallan. Each pump was valued at $913.

Overnight on Saturday, an unknown offender entered via unlocked gates a property in Albert Street, Kilmore and stole a trailer.

The trailer was described as a 2016 Victor box trailer, black with a silver age and spare wheel attached to the draw bar, valued at $2000.

Attempted burglaries

At 3.55am on September 5, two unknown offenders attended Broadford Car Wash in High Street, Broadford, in a silver Commodore sedan with red P plates.

The offenders used an angle grinder to cut the lock to the door of the office, which is a dummy door. The offenders then attempted to enter an internal solid metal door, triggering an alarm that caused them to leave.

At 4.50am on September 5, two unknown offenders entered Kilmore Car Wash, in Sydney Street, Kilmore, in a silver Commodore sedan.

The offenders attempted to jemmy open the solid metal door to the storeroom but were unable to gain access.

Burglary

At 5.10am on September 5, three unknown offenders attended Alpha Power Equipment on Kilmore-Lancefield Road, Kilmore and forced entry to gates to gain access to the premises.

Two offenders jemmied open the front door and stole at least 11 Stihl chainsaws before leaving. The total value of the chainsaws was $20,000.

Police believe the burglary involves the same offenders who were involved in the car wash attempted burglaries.

Theft from shop

An unknown male offender entered Aldi on Tallarook Street, Seymour, at 2.05pm on Saturday, selected a 40-inch Bauhn flatscreen television valued at $329 and walked out of the store, making no attempt to pay.

The man was described as Caucasian, with short hair, a slim-to-medium build, stubble and wearing a grey jumper, black pants and runners.

Theft of plates

Between Thursday and Saturday, unknown offender/s removed and stole the number plates affixed to a vehicle parked on the street in Marshall Street, Seymour.

Anyone who can provide further information about the incidents can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or call your local police station.

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