More than 1400 cans of beer stolen from racing club in brazen, ‘targeted’ theft

Sixty slabs of beer were stolen from a Victorian racing club over the Anzac Day long weekend.

More than 1400 cans of Great Northern, Carlton Draught and Carlton Dry were taken from Warrnambool Racing Club in the coastal city.

Police say the beer thieves forced entry to three shipping containers on the south side of the venue between 5pm on April 23 and 9.30am on April 26.

Sixty slabs of beer was stolen in a ‘clearly targeted’ theft in Victoria. (iStock)

The theft was “clearly targeted”, Detective Senior Constable Richard Hughes said.

The theft came before the club’s largest race weekend of the year.

“The offenders knew the club would be well stocked ahead of a large race weekend,” he said.

The beer was stolen from Warrnambool Racing Club on Grafton Road, Victoria.
The beer was stolen from Warrnambool Racing Club. (Google Maps)

Mr Hughes has urged anyone with information to come forward, saying it’s unlikely no-one saw anything.

“We are confident that there are people out there in the community who know those responsible,” he said.

“It’s hard to believe anyone can walk away with over 1400 cans of beer without spilling some information.

“We would appeal for anyone who may have seen something suspicious or heard anything potentially valuable to this investigation to contact Crime Stoppers.”

Anyone with information that can assist police with their enquiries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online.

Reference-www.9news.com.au

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