Thieves target tip for quick cash

MYRTLEFORD police say the town’s tip has become the target of thieves.

Sgt Paul Evans said trailer loads of batteries and up to 400 litres worth of fuel were stolen from the Myrtleford Recycling Centre in Morrison Lane in several break-ins during the past month.

“Over a period of time people have targeted those types of places and there has been a spate through the North East,” Sgt Evans said.

He said it was the lure of cash that captured a burglar with items like batteries and fuel on-sold.

“It’s a commodity,” Sgt Evans said.

He said police would rely on Myrtleford residents to keep an eye on their recycling centre for would-be thieves.

“We try to take steps to police the place, but we need anyone that sees a suspicious car to jot the registration number down and let us know because it gives us a starting point,” Sgt Evans said.

“It’s really important we get a starting point and then we can get a line of investigation.”

Anyone with information should phone Myrtleford police on (03) 5752 1003.