Bendigo police are warning people to secure their trailers and building sites after a number of thefts across the city.
Thieves have made off with unsecured trailers from building sites and other residential areas in recent months, and materials from building sites, ranging from timber to hot water services.
Senior Constable Rob Fleming said if people didn’t secure their trailers or property, they would be more vulnerable to theft.
“People are fairly trusting but they need to be aware that people are stealing stuff from building sites,” he said.
“It’s very hard if houses aren’t at lock-up stage yet, but they just need to be really mindful there are criminals out there.”
Some of the trailers stolen include:
MARONG: A car trailer valued at more than $3000 was stolen last week from a rural property in Marong.
The custom-built trailer has a tilt tray and manual winch attached, and has LED lights. Read more here.
STRATHFIELDSAYE: A dual-axle builder’s trailer with a cage was stolen in May from a building site in Strathfieldsaye.
The theft from Coomoora Circuit was reported to police on Monday, May 15, after the trailer had been left unsecured at the site at the weekend.
The registration of the trailer was T30 581.
QUARRY HILL: A box trailer was stolen from a Quarry Hill street in March.
Senior Constable Fleming said the theft was reported to police on March 23 and the trailer was carrying a homemade “TARDIS” from the TV show Dr Who.
The registration of the trailer was UOG 739.
Anyone with information about any of these thefts is asked to contact Senior Constable Rob Fleming at Bendigo police on 5448 1300, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.