By Claire Ottaviano
MUNDARING Police are appealing for help to catch thieves who stole firefighting equipment from Parkerville Farm.
Sometime between March 14 and March 20, offenders cut fencing to the property off Roland Road.
They got away with $10,000 worth of firefighting equipment, including a heavy-duty dual axel galvanized fire trailer with spare wheel, a water pump and 20m of hose, fire extinguisher and 1000L water tank.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care chief executive Kim Brooklyn said the trailer was often used for bushfire preventative measures as well as in actively fighting fires.
“It is hard to imagine why anyone would steal this equipment – and immensely disappointing,” she said.
“The equipment is used to improve community safety, including vulnerable children who deserve to feel safe.
“We want to make sure everyone in our community knows this theft has occurred and ensures their own firefighting and other equipment is as well secured as possible.
“We would hate this to happen to anyone else.”
The trailer’s registration is 1TVZ093.
Anyone with any information or dashcam are asked to call 131 444 or CrimeStoppers and quote report number 220321104016502.