Truck nicked, dumped, and load stolen

LEFT: Westberg Forwarding manager John Clarkson inspects the stolen vehicle, which was found on Sunday. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON

LEFT: Westberg Forwarding manager John Clarkson inspects the stolen vehicle, which was found on Sunday. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON

A TRUCK stolen in North Albury has been found 40 kilometres north of the city at Mullengandra — minus its load.

Thieves drove off in the Isuzu truck — valued at $60,000 — from a Boronia Street business on Saturday night or early Sunday.

The contents of the Westberg Forwarding truck were missing when police found it late Sunday.

Manager John Clarkson said while he was pleased the truck had been found, he yesterday had the unenviable task of telling those who owned the goods on the truck that they had been stolen.

“There would have been a couple of thousand dollars worth of stock stolen,” he said.

“I’ve had to let people know that their stuff had been knocked off.

“It gives you a pretty horrible feeling them breaking in and doing what they did.

“We’ve got to get a bit more security here.”

Westberg operates its business next to BF Transport.

The thieves cut a lock on the front gate and smashed a window to grab the truck’s keys.

They loaded stock on to it from another truck before driving off.

Mr Clarkson said the load had been transferred to another truck at Mullengandra.

“It makes you angry,” he said.

“We’ve got the truck back and we’re on the road again, but there was nothing to deliver.”

Albury police could not be contacted last night, but Mr Clarkson said he believed there had been no arrests.

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