VIC tackle thieves still on the rampage

Further to recent reports of tackle thefts suffered by retail stores across Victoria comes more police verification of Melbourne tackle shops being targeted by thieves.

Around 100 high value fishing reels were stolen and glass display cases smashed in the most recent burglary in Mahoneys Road, Campbellfield, at about 2.42am on Saturday 25th april, 2009. About 400-500 fishing reels have been stolen from stores from Hoppers Crossing through to Narre Warren.

The same reel types have been reported stolen each time and estimated total value is up to $500,000.

Brands include Okuma, ABU, Shimano, Daiwa and Penn. None of the reels have their warranty documentation, as the boxes have not been stolen.

Anyone who can help police with their investigation is urgedto contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.




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