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Thieves target tools

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Nelson Bays Police are investigating three thefts that occurred overnight on 30 September targeting tools.

Tools were stolen from a carport in Motueka. A tool box and fuel cans were stolen from a secure yard in Richmond and a lawnmower was stolen from a shed in Redwood Valley.

Senior Sergeant John Price said anyone with information about who might be responsible should contact Nelson Police. He said that while Police did not have evidence to show the incidents were linked, the offending followed a similar pattern and all occurred on the same night.

“It is timely to remind the public to take all reasonable precautions to keep their property safe. Unfortunately there are dishonest people in our community who will take advantage of an opportunity such as an open or unlocked shed or vehicle.

“If anyone has information about this we’d be very keen to have a chat. Also if anyone has been offered goods they think might be stolen they should give us a call,” he said.

Anyone with information should call Nelson Police Station Ph 546 3840.