Railway Bandits Running on lack of Sleepers
Yarra Glen police are investigating after a group of men tried to steal $50,000 worth of timber, along with a truck, from a railway station this month.
Investigators have been told a number of males arrived at the Yarra Glen Tourist Railway Station about 8.15pm on 24 June.
It is understood the men arrived in an Isuzu flatbed truck and Mitsubishi flatbed truck with loading ramps and a bobcat.
The men forced entry to the premises, where they accessed a prime mover and attached it to a trailer full of railway sleepers.
They entered a railway shed about 9.40pm, however police believe they were disturbed and left the property empty-handed.
Police have released an image of one of the males along with the two trucks that were driven to the railway station in the hope someone recognises them.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au