Gutted by trailer theft

The excavator allegedly stolen from a Cranbourne East address. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

By Brendan Rees

A Cranbourne tradie has been devastated after heartless thieves allegedly took off with his excavator trailer during the early hours of Monday 11 March.

Plumber Christian Styles had parked his trailer worth $6,000 in a driveway at an address in Adrian Street, Cranbourne East.

He said he was helping out a friend with a job and had parked his car so the front wheels of his Colorado where on the ramps of the trailer.

According to Mr Styles his friend heard his dogs barking about 4am: “He went out and had a look and it was still there.”

“I got back around 7.30-8 and there was no sign of it,” he said.

“My front wheels were on it, they’ve ripped one of my front wheels off the tyre.

“They’ve just come hooked it up and drove off; ripped my tyre off the rim.

“My car was up on it and it had a chain around the front. They’ve obviously cut the chain and hooked it on,” he added.

“It’s actually my bosses trailer so I’m in a bit of s*** with it all at the moment.”

Mr Styles said the loss meant he was behind with work and has appealed on Facebook’s Casey Crime Page to keep an eye out for the trailer.

The trailer is described as 2010 dual axle, green in colour and white wheels with registration Z2756.Cranbourne Police are investigating.

Anyone with information may contact Mr Styles on 0437 850 055 or Rob on 0400 690 859.

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