Police recover $20,000 worth of stolen tools

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Sep 14, 2021 |

Two police search warrants looking for stolen tools taken in Blenheim burglaries saw police recover more than $20,000 worth of property.

The search warrants, conducted at residential properties in Lucas and Gardiner Streets, Riversdale, were carried out on Thursday 9 September.

Senior Constable Russ Smith said “staff recovered a significant number of stolen power tools and a variety of other tools and items including a masonry drill, jig saws, a reciprocating saw, an electric planer, a finishing sander, battery drills, tool boxes and contents, socket sets, a petrol generator, an outboard motor, chain saws (electric and petrol), line trimmers, motor mowers, hedge trimmers, an air compressor, tool bags, a signed rugby jersey, several fishing rods and reels.”

“Many of the legitimate owners of the property have been identified because they had reported the burglaries to police.”

“There is still a quantity of property we are working to identify owners for, and we’d like to hear from anyone who has had property of this type stolen in recent months.”

No arrests have been made at this time however Police are following positive leads.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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