Thieves target sports gear
Bows and arrows were among $2500 of equipment stolen in what police believe was a targeted theft near Harvey at the weekend.
Six bows worth more than $1100, as well as more than 40 arrows, lengths of rock-climbing rope, an abseiling harness, caribiners and other equipment were stolen from Camp Mornington on Sunday night or the early hours of Monday morning.
Harvey Police Sgt Scott Gillis said the thieves gained entry to one of three sea containers at the site and removed the archery and abseiling gear.
“It is concerning that this kind of equipment has been stolen and is out there in the community,” he said.
“It is also disappointing that a community-minded facility like this has been targeted.”
Sgt Gillis said Camp Mornington was a well-recognised not-for-profit group with a focus on helping youth from disadvantaged or at-risk backgrounds.
“It is a real blow for the camp, because they will now have to try to find the funds to replace all that equipment.”
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