Chainsaws massacred



SOMEBODY, somewhere out there has chainsaws which don't belong to them.

A total of 13 Stihl chainsaws, worth almost $10,000, were the proceeds of a daring raid on Urunga Mowers and Hirequip in Marina Crescent at the weekend.

Owner Rick Maguire is fuming over the robbery, and he'd certainly like to get his hands on the criminals responsible.

They forced open a roller door, crawled under the gap and helped themselves to all of the store's chainsaws, which were displayed on shelves.

"The way it was done, I reckon at least two people would have to have been involved," Rick said.

"And they were pretty brazen, considering our outdoor light would have been on, and we're right next to the Pacific Highway.

"They took the lot. There would have to be a market for them."

A passing motorist noticed the door was up about 6.30am Sunday, and Rick received the bad news by phone only minutes later.

"It's certainly not the phone call I was expecting on Easter Sunday," he said.

"I'm extremely angry, considering the same thing happened to us the day after Boxing Day last year.

"I'm considering beefing up my security and our surveillance equipment."

If you saw suspicious activity in Marina Crescent at Urunga, you are urged to con- tact Urunga police on 6655 6244.



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