Pet, record players stolen

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THIEVES kicked in the front door of a Chelsea unit and attacked the occupant with a baseball bat, 4.15am, Sunday 9 April. They then stole two record player turntables and the man’s 18-week-old puppy – a Christmas present.

The victim, who was asleep on the couch, told police he was alone with the lights out and the TV on. He was woken when the door was kicked in and one of the men struck him to the head with the baseball bat. The man yelled out: “Where’s the dog?”

The victim ran to the back door and was again struck in the head. After jumping the fence into a neighbour’s yard he saw the men carrying off the turntables before driving off in a VW Golf and a small Toyota.

When the victim returned to the house he discovered his blue Staffordshire pup was missing. It was wearing a black and white checked collar. The turntables are a Stanton and Newmark brands.

The man was treated by ambulance paramedics for cuts to the head.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 12 April 2017

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