Work site robbery arms crims with chainsaws
POLICE are on the hunt for chainsaw wielding criminals after a Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service work site was targeted by thieves.
Park rangers might have been left empty handed, after three chainsaws, one polesaw, a backpack blower, and an assorted tool set were stolen from a temporary compound in Finch Hatton, a Queensland Police Service spokesman said.
The spokesman said thieves appeared to have forced their way through the fencing at the carpark on Gorge Rd, Finch Hatton, on Sunday, June 23.
It is understood the stolen items were worth around $8000.
RECENT RURAL BREAK-INS
- The Leap: A Performance C4 transmission for a Ford vehicle was allegedly stolen from a shed on a rural property on Reddacliff Drive, The Leap. The transmission was stolen from outside the shed between 8pm on July 1 and 4.30pm on July 2. Nothing else is believed to have been stolen.
- Mt Blackwood: Between 7pm on June 22 and 7.30am on June 23, an offender allegedly entered a fenced compound at Mount Blackwood and forced entry into a shipping container and a secured trailer. Items stolen included rigging equipment, harnesses, climbing kits, grinders, power tools and cordless tools, drills, rattle guns, radiation suits, ropes and carabiners.
If you have information for police, phone Policelink on 131 444.