THIEVES ransacked 22 private storage units at a Rutherford Rd, Seaford, premises in two visits – just a week after another storage facility on the same road was robbed.
In the earlier raids, on 12-14 January, two men are shown on CCTV cutting through wire fencing to access nine units at Minders Self Storage, before stealing tools and motorbikes valued at $7000. The men appear to have seen the bikes on the first raid, marking an ‘X’ outside the unit, before returning two nights later with a trailer to steal them.
In two other apparently linked early morning raids, 15 and 19 January, possibly the same men broke into a nearby storage facility to steal musical equipment, metal detectors and other items over two nights. The men again broke padlocks on the units, finding many empty but with items worth stealing in the others.
Detective Senior Constable Gavin Hiku, of Frankston CIU, said he had advised the storage businesses’ owners on security to help deter any possible future thefts. He was also visiting second-hand dealers seeking information on sellers.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000, or Frankston CIU, 9784 5555.