$20,000 TACKLE THEFT
TTW doesn’t normally report on stolen fishing tackle but this one from Australia is worth a note.
A hooded thief has stolen fishing gear police believe is worth more than $20,000 (Australian) in a smash-and-grab attack on a coastal tackle shop.
Noosa police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Ben Carroll said someone smashed through the front glass door of Davo’s Tackle World in Noosaville.
“They have headed to an area where fishing reels were located,” Snr Sgt Carroll said. “We suspect they knew what they were looking for.”
He said more than 50 expensive offshore reels were stolen, nearly all of them Daiwa and Shimano brands.
Other items were also stolen before the man left through the way he broke in.
Davo’s Tackle World posted about the break-in on its Facebook page.
“Please keep an eye out for any Shimano Stellas, Daiwa Saltigas and high-end Daiwa rods that anyone is trying to sell or swap,” the post read.
“If you have any information please message us or drop in.
“Rewards are being offered so please share this post as much as possible.”
Snr Sgt Carroll said police were reviewing CCTV of the break-in. It showed a Caucasian man of average build dressed in a hooded jumper and tracksuit pants. Police believe the man could have had accomplices.