POLICE believe a crew may be targeting business in small towns on the Border, with a recent theft netting about $60,000 worth of property.
The Federation Council depot at Corowa was broken into about midnight on Tuesday.
Two offenders were captured on security footage going through multiple vehicles at the site over two hours, and taking tools and specialist equipment.
A 2018 model Mitsubishi Fuso truck was driven from the Poseidon Road property and dumped at the end of Hawkscote Road in Thurgoona and set alight.
It was found burnt out about 11.40am on Tuesday.
Detective Inspector Winston Woodward said the incident may be linked to a break-in at a business on Jude Road at Howlong on July 22.
“The Murray River Police District is calling on businesses in these smaller towns in industrial areas to have a look at their security arrangements as there may be a crew getting around in the early hours of the morning, committing break-and-enter type offences,” he said.
A dark Holden Commodore, which appeared to have custom wheels on the front end, was driven to the Howlong break-in.
One offender was involved in the Howlong incident, but Detective Inspector Woodward said there were similarities in the offending.
Two portable refrigerators were stolen from the Howlong business.
Police released security camera images on Wednesday.
Detective Inspector Woodward said they weren’t high quality, but people in the community would recognise those involved.
The first man is described as having a solid build and large stomach, and is about 180 centimetres tall.
He was wearing a hoodie, long pants, and black runners with a white Nike tick.
The second man is of medium build and was wearing a hoodie and long pants.
They both had gloves on, taped at their wrists, and had their faces covered.
Call (02) 6023 9299 or 1800 333 000.
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