Friday, June 20, 2014

Police appeal for burglary witnesses

TASMANIA POLICE
MEDIA RELEASE

Police appeal for witnesses to New Norfolk coin burglary

Tasmania Police are investigating a burglary at the Star and Garter Hotel in New Norfolk.

Large amounts of gold coins in calico bags were taken when the glass front door of the hotel was smashed just after 2am on Thursday, June 19.

Two men were seen leaving the area in a white Ford Courier flat-tray ute, registration EV 2336.

The ute had been reported stolen from New Norfolk earlier in the evening. A yellow Holden Commodore sedan was seen travelling with the ute.

Investigating officer, Acting Sergeant Greg Clarke from Bridgewater CIB said: “We are retrieving CCTV from the hotel and speaking with witnesses. We would like to speak to anyone who saw either of the vehicles during the evening or who has information about the break-in. It is also suspicious if anyone tries to use large amounts of gold coins for purchases or tries to exchange them for notes.”

There may have been more than two people involved in the incident. Anyone with information that could help the police investigation is asked to contact Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

* It is the policy of Tasmania Police not to release information about the value of the cash taken during any burglary.

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