Thieves target 6 businesses
KEN Nielsen was left with a trailer but no wheels after a break-in at his Enterprise Street business overnight on Monday.
And the Nielsens Water Cartage owner said he had no more patience left for the petty thieves who have targeted his business nearly every month.
“They came in prepared with a spanner, so they knew exactly what they wanted,” Mr Nielsen said.
“They’ll get a shock next time because I’m having hidden security cameras installed.”
Mr Nielsen said the offenders stole a set of off-road wheels and rims for a Hilux or Landcruiser, worth about $900.
“So if one of your kids comes home with a brand-new set of wheels out of nowhere, you’ll know they will be mine,” he said.
Mr Nielsen’s business was one of at least six targeted in the past three days.
Bundaberg Radiator and Airconditioning Services in Scotland Street had about 30 radiator coils stolen overnight on Sunday.
“They had boltcutters and got the padlock off, they were probably after the copper, brass and aluminium in them,” manager Steve Todd said.
Bundaberg Police Sergeant Steve Lancaster said the offenders smashed through a fibro wall to get into the Bundaberg Golf Driving Range, where they stole an angle grinder, on Sunday night.
Three other businesses on Scotland, Enterprise and Price streets were also targeted.
Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch is investigating.