Thieves steal from tradies’ utes

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TRADIES’ tools are a target for thieves in the Carrum Downs/Skye area. Nail guns, saws, drills and other valuable power tools were stolen in a spate of thefts over the Saturday to Monday, 6-8 January.

Detective Acting Sergeant Gavin Hiku, of Frankston CIU, said ute canopies were being forced open and side windows smashed by the thieves, who then sell the items on social media trading sites.

Areas recently raided are bordered by Ballarto, Hall, Potts and McCormicks roads and Greenwood Drive.

“Tradies should be vigilant and ensure that they lock valuables securely and record their names or licence numbers on them,” Detective Hiku said.

“They should leave nothing of value in their utes.”

First published in the Frankston Times – 15 January 2018

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