Maryborough’s Brad Watson is offering a reward for the return of the compliance plates for the 1971 Holden Monaro he is restoring.
Maryborough’s Brad Watson is offering a reward for the return of the compliance plates for the 1971 Holden Monaro he is restoring. Karleila Thomsen

Monaro's accessories stolen

BRAZEN thieves stripped valuable accessories off a vintage car during a break-in at a Maryborough business at the weekend.

Brad Watson, owner of Watson’s Bobcat Hire, in Tinana, said two men broke a lock to get inside his workshop at 11.30pm Saturday.

He said they pocketed five mobile phones, tools and, bizarrely, bed sheets before disconnecting security cameras and setting upon his 1971 HG Monaro.

“They took an alloy roll cage, a (tachometer) off the dash and compliance plates,” he said.

“I don’t see why they took the compliance plates.

“They’re useless to them.”

Mr Watson said police were investigating the break-in but he was offering a reward to anyone who could offer information leading to the recovery of his car parts.

“I’m guessing they targeted the car because the Monaros have gone up in price. I’m trying to do the car up so the compliance plates are my biggest concern.”

The same offenders are believed to have been involved in a similar break-in at another Tinana business on Saturday night.

Hundreds of dollars worth of tools were taken.

Police investigations continue.



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