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Rumour file: Police hunting turtle thieves

RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED

Police are hunting two burglars who stole turtles from a house in Melbourne’s west.

The pets, worth about $200, were taken from a Brooklyn house along with several household items cooker on December 19 or early the next day.

Police told 3AW Breakfast the Australian Eastern Long-Neck Turtles are 8-9 years old and worth about $200.

‘But obviously huge sentimental value,’ Sergeant Mitch Montgomery told Justin and Kate.

‘If anyone’s seen anyone kicking around with a couple of turtles they shouldn’t have, we’d love them to come forward to us.’

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Hobsons Bay Crime Investigation Unit on (03) 9392 3284.

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