• Hannah Phillips

Thieves Target UHF Radios in Rural Thefts

York Mid-North Police are reminding farmers and contractors to be vigilant following a recent spate of targeted thefts.

Between 10 February and 3 April, thieves have broken into five parked and unattended heavy machinery vehicles in the Riverton, Manoora, and Robertstown areas and stolen UHF radios.

Thieves have smashed locked windows and doors to gain access to the radios, causing extensive and costly damage in the process.

Police are reminding farmers and earth moving contractors to remove UHF radios from all machinery when left unattended and to record their serial numbers.

Police further request the assistance of the local community in reporting any suspicious activity by calling the Police Assistance Line on 131444 and record the registration numbers of unfamiliar vehicles in the area.

Anyone with information about these thefts is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.

Further information on crime prevention and security, including farm machinery and security, can be found on the SAPOL website.