Police beat

February 16, 2018


The Shoex shoe store on the corner of High and Sydney streets was burgled overnight Sunday, with the offenders stealing cash from the till.

The front door was forced open and the till drawer jemmied.

●A brand new Yamaha 2000 inverter still in its box and a backpack spray unit were stolen from a Koonoomoo strawberry farm in the past week.

The items, valued at $2800, were stolen from a workshed at the Kangan Rd property.

●A Cobram woman has a date with a magistrate after stealing a purse left by a shopper in the town’s IGA liquor store last Thursday.

The woman, 34, was released on bail and the purse was returned to its owner.

●Building materials and tools valued at $1700 have been stolen from a building site in Rio Vista Crt.

The offenders accessed the property through temporary fencing and made off with plumbing materials, tools and a drop saw.


Police are trying to identify a man who smashed a large glass window at the Home Hardware store in Melville St on Friday night.

Two men were walking north on the footpath just after 10pm when one of the men elbowed the window, causing it to smash.

●A swimmer’s wallet was stolen from his backpack at the Numurkah pool last Wednesday.

The man was swimming with his family about 4.30pm and left the backpack with towels on a nearby lawn area.


Detectives are investigating a suspicious fire in a wood pile at a house in Pearce St about 11.30pm on Tuesday last week.

CFA crews extinguished the fire, which damaged a car parked nearby.

●A cardboard box was set alight outside the Middle Hotel in Blake St about 9.30pm on Tuesday last week.

The publican was alerted by a passer-by and extinguished the small fire.


Bicycle riders are reminded to always wear an approved, properly-fitted bicycle helmet.

This small act will save you being fined $198 and is also a great example to young children.

●Anyone with information in relation to any offence can contact their local police or phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000. Or submit a confidential crime report at

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