Police warning after detonators stolen in Warragul
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 13:08, Friday 13 November 2015
DETECTIVES are warning of potential severe injuries after detonators were stolen in Warragul this week.
“Overnight Wednesday 11 November unknown offenders entered a yard in Queen Street where they have stolen a 2006 Hino tipper truck, an eight metre Beaver trailer which had a JCB back hoe,” a police spokesperson said in a media release today.
“On the Hino truck there was a steel locked box which contains a large number of railway track signal detonators.
Detective Senior Constable Glen Redenbach said there was a serious risk of injury to the thieves and public.
“The detonators have the potential to take limbs off or cause severe injuries if they are detonated in close proximity to people,” he said.
“We are asking anyone who comes across any of the detonators to contact police on Triple Zero immediately and not to touch or move the items.”
Anyone with information about the theft or the location of the truck, trailer or back hoe can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 33 000 or at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au. The Warragul Crime Investigation Unit can also be contacted on 5622 7154.
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