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$15k Lego heist at Seymour

Posted by: 3AW Breakfast | 3 June, 2014 - 9:38 AM
The Toyworld store in Station Street, Seymour, was first targeted on May 24.

The owner of a toy store robbed of $15,000 worth of Lego says his store is victim of the iconic brand's newfound popularity.

Only Lego has been stolen in two raids at the Toyworld store in Station Street, Seymour, targetted first on May 24 and again on Sunday night.

“It has been a spate of robberies through the smaller toyshops over the last six months or so. And they’re only targeting lego,” Toyworld owner Werner Baumann told Ross and John.

“Over the last 12 months it has become one of the hottest toy properties in Australia.”

Valuable and compact, Lego can be easily stolen and re-sold.

He said that in addition to removing the glass door pane to gain entry, the theives took the CCTV hard drive.

LISTEN: Seymour Toyworld owner Werner Baumann talks to Ross and John

Detective Senior Constable Ian Porter said there has been a recent surge in Lego thefts.

He urged the public to contact Crimestoppers if they see Lego being sold at markets, particularly 'Lego Technic' and 'Lego City' brands.

The theives, believed to have glazing experience, could be part of a syndicate that are specifically targetting Lego.

LISTEN: Detective Senior Constable Ian Porter on 3AW Breakfast

Anyone who has information on the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au


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