Police warn of purchase order vehicle thefts

Truck and concrete cutting equipment stolen using deceptive documents and clothes is one of a series of incidents in Adelaide

October 23, 2012

South Australia Police is investigating theft and deception incidents where goods, including vehicles, are obtained from businesses through false purchase orders.

Ten days ago, a man posing as an employee of road safety products firm Saferoads obtained a $35,000 Hino tipper truck and concrete cutting tools from a hire company at Trinity Gardens.

The man was wearing a work shirt with a Saferoads insignia on it.

The same man is believed to be involved with the theft of a vehicle from the front of home at Brighton overnight last Tuesday.

Police are still investigating other similar offences believed to have been committed by more than one person.

In the meantime, all local business owners are urged to be vigilant in checking the validity of purchase orders before releasing any goods.

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