Thieves clean out farm gear worth $30K
AN IMBIL couple is pleading for help from the community after brazen thieves cut locks to enter their rural property and stole $30,000 in farm equipment.
Brad and Anne Veivers bought the property at Brooloo in September, and are splitting their time at their residence as they renovate the homestead.
Thieves struck while they were absent over the weekend.
"We were away at the time and we had padlocks and chains across the gates, but they just cut them and proceeded to pilfer through the whole shed," Mr Veivers said.
"We have had every piece of farm machinery, tools and equipment stolen.
"We can't believe some lowlife scum would stoop so low to do this to good people at the end of a very long and hard period of drought."
Among the items stolen are a red Universal 445 tractor, red Superior slasher and a faded green 1974 LandCruiser manual petrol farm ute.
The items were seen by neighbours being carried away on the back of a truck.
"They basically hot-wired them, broke the locks on the vehicles, drove along the road and up on to the truck," Mr Veivers said.
Other items taken include a John Deer 110 ride-on lawn mower, a solar electric fence energiser, Stihl chainsaw and post hole digger.
"All the farming implements, all this we vitally need," Mr Veivers said.
"We breed cattle. We need all that to maintain the property and improve the pastures. We've got nothing."
The family is asking for the public to keep an eye out for the items.
If they see them, contact the Imbil Police on 5484 5222.
"Your kindness and information at this time will really help renew our faith in humanity," the family said.