Trailer thief ‘knew of dad’s death’

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser
The boat trailer stolen on Saturday night.
Camera IconThe boat trailer stolen on Saturday night. Credit: Denmark Police

The family of a Denmark man who died two weeks ago have labelled the theft of his boat trailer at the weekend as “heartless”.

Daughter Mattie Brown and family had travelled to Denmark from the Eastern States to finalise her father’s affairs when his boat trailer was stolen on Saturday night.

The trailer with the registration 1TMX429 was taken from the Kingdon Street home between 5pm on Saturday and 8.30am on Sunday.

Ms Brown said her father Colin was a keen fisherman and the theft had left the family devastated.

“We are already sad and now we are just gobsmacked,” she said.

“We are in disbelief that someone would do this to us.

“It’s pretty heartless.”

Ms Brown suspected the thief knew of her father’s death.

She feared his boat would be taken next.

“My brother and I took shifts watching the boat to check that hadn’t been stolen as well,” she said.

“This has added to our stress and anxiety and has delayed our return home.

“We hope the trailer can just be returned overnight where it came from and we will be none the wiser.

“A bad deed can be reversed.”

Denmark police officer-in-charge Sergeant Matt Hartfield said police were hopeful the trailer would be returned to the owner.

“It’s pretty disappointing,” he said.

“Any stealing in Denmark such as this is pretty rare.

“We are hoping someone comes forward with information.

“They can remain anonymous.”

Anyone with information on the theft can contact Denmark police on 9848 0500.

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