POLICE say the message is not getting through — the owners of ski gear stolen at Yarrawonga this week left it in the open.
Cobram detective Sen-Constable Jason Williams said two wakeboards, valued at almost $4000 and left in a boat in Stevenson Court, Yarrawonga, were stolen sometime between midnight on Wednesday at 2.45am on Thursday.
“They were openly visible to passers-by,” Sen-Constable Williams said.
He said it was disappointing owners were not getting the message.
“At this time, during the holiday period, police resources are stretched along the river,” he said.
“Despite patrols, police cannot be expected to be everywhere.
“If you are fortunate enough to own these valuable toys, lock them up at night or, unfortunately, expect to wake up in the morning with them gone.
“We do our best to prevent these thefts by telling people to lock their toys up at night.”
Anyone who sees the two Jobe wakeboards are asked to phone Cobram police on (03) 5871 2866 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
One of the boards is 136 centimetres long with a blue bottom, blue-and-white bindings and the words “Girls just want to have fun” painted on it.
The other is 139 centimetres long. It has black-and-yellow bindings with “Quicksilver”, “B.C.” and “Roxy” stickers on it.