4 June 2024

Tools, coins and more: are any of these suspected stolen items yours?

| Albert McKnight
Makita tools

These items, suspected of being stolen, were seized from a home in Palmerston on 30 May 2024. Photo: ACT Policing.

A police raid has uncovered a large amount of items suspected of being stolen, and if that is the case, they want the public’s help to return them to their rightful owners.

ACT Policing said officers went to a home in Palmerston on Thursday (30 May) to arrest a 31-year-old man for a breach of bail.

While at the property, they allegedly found a large quantity of suspected stolen property, including tools, electronic goods and coins.

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“Police believe the property was stolen recently during theft and burglary incidents over the past month,” a police spokesperson said.

“The man was questioned about the stolen property. However, no charges have been laid in relation to these items, and investigations are ongoing.”

Police said there are simple steps people can take to make it more difficult to steal items such as tools and to assist police in returning stolen items.

“Ensure tools and other valuable items aren’t left unattended or unsecured, cover your tools with the right insurance, record the make, model, and serial numbers of tools, and keep an inventory of your tools and equipment – these measures will assist police to return your items if they do get stolen,” the spokesperson said.

If you believe you are the rightful owner of any of the items recovered, and can provide proof of ownership including serial numbers or other identifying features about them, please contact police on 131 444 quoting reference 7761746.

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