Heartless thief steals Wodonga army soldier’s vest and knife

STOLEN: The army vest and other items that were in the car of a Wodonga-based soldier.

STOLEN: The army vest and other items that were in the car of a Wodonga-based soldier.

An army vest worn by a Wodonga-based soldier on two overseas tours has been stolen from his car.

The vest itself was worth about $600 and contained a knife, GPS system, torch and two-litre Camelbak.

Senior Constable Neil Hobbs said the vest was stolen from a Toyota Prado parked in Latrobe Court between 6.30pm Sunday and 7.30am Monday.

“We’re pretty concerned from a police level that someone would want to be a wannabe commando – we don’t need want that in our town,” he said.

Police have checked the car for fingerprint evidence.

Senior Constable Hobbs said he hoped the thief “might have a heart” and realise stealing the vest was hurtful to the soldier.

“If it wasn’t for soldiers like him, this thief wouldn’t have the home he does,” he said.

Anyone with information on the theft can contact Wodonga police on (02) 6043 2600.

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