Thieves steal fuel and equipment from Council worksites

Thieves have stolen fuel from a Burdekin Shire Council project site on Upper Haughton Road at the weekend.

Mayor Bill Lowis said this was the latest in a spate of attacks on Council worksites around the Shire in recent months.

“Council employees discovered the fuel had been stolen upon returning to the worksite on Monday morning,” he said.

“The culprit stole almost $250 worth of fuel and disrupted Council works.”

Cr Lowis said the construction site on Brown Road had also recently been targeted by thieves.

“Just two months ago Council made two separate reports to police regarding missing radio communications equipment,” he said.

“Each time damages cost in excess of $1200.”

Cr Lowis said new security measures had been put in place at Council worksites to ensure all activities were now monitored and also urged residents to report any suspicious activities.

“In many cases, someone has either seen something suspicious or heard about it,” he said.

“We need this information passed on so the perpetrators can be caught and brought before the courts.

“Our community needs to act and show thieves their behaviour will not be tolerated in our Shire.”

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