Police are seeking public help in recovering this tractor, stolen from the Cooroy to Curra construction site.
Police are seeking public help in recovering this tractor, stolen from the Cooroy to Curra construction site. Contributed

Where do you hide a tractor?

THE holiday period has not brought out the best in everyone, according to information supplied by Gympie police yesterday.

Police said burglars had cleaned out an Ashford Rd residence some time between Saturday and yesterday, taking a range of recreational and other equipment including Christmas items, a blow-up pool, a sandwich press, two television sets, a TV cabinet, an Xbox 360 and controllers, a Playstation 2, photo frames and other items, Gympie police said yesterday.

Most heartbreaking for the owners may have been the disappearance of their two dogs.

Police said the victims had been away in New South Wales for about a month, but the house had been checked regularly by a friend, who also fed the dogs.

"When the friend attended on Monday, he noticed the rear gate of the house was secure, but the dogs were missing.

Checks to see if the dogs had returned revealed the break-in, police said.

And investigators yesterday said they were seeking public assistance with an investigation into the theft of a tractor over the Christmas-new year holiday period.

The Daedong tractor, with Queensland registration C78260, was allegedly stolen from the Cooroy to Curra construction site, south of Gympie between December 20 and January 7.

Gympie Times


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