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Coleraine rural supplies store targeted again

POLICE are calling for information over a burglary at the weekend that saw around $15,000 worth of power tools stolen from a Coleraine business.

Hamilton Police criminal investigation unit detective senior constable, Nick Roberts said police were investigating after chainsaws, leaf blowers and generators were stolen during a burglary at McDonald Rural Services just before 3am last Saturday.

He said the burglary was part of a series of crimes stretching from Coleraine to Geelong, with the offender driving a grey Holden Colorado ute that had been stolen from a property in Mortlake.

Det Sen Const Roberts said the vehicle was involved in a $91 petrol drive-off at Hamilton’s United service station about 12.10am.

He said it was then seen driving at high speed from Hamilton to Coleraine between 1-1.30am.

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