Canning Men’s Shed looking for answers after break-in and theft of tools


Canning Men’s Shed treasurer Ron Croager of Canning Vale and member Brian Bird of Willetton are angry about the recent theft of tools.
Canning Men’s Shed treasurer Ron Croager of Canning Vale and member Brian Bird of Willetton are angry about the recent theft of tools.

CANNING Men’s Shed in Riverton was broken into earlier this month with valuable woodwork tools stolen.

The shed’s lock-up rollerdoor was broken and battery power drills and word carving tools stolen with the total damage bill at $3234.

Members are urging the public to come forward with information as to who was responsible for the robbery.

Secretary Tony Thatcher said Canning Vale Police attended and fingerprints were lifted from the scene.

“Some spineless person stole from a group that performs charitable services for those less fortunate,” Dr Thatcher said.

“All the items were marked with bright pink paint, therefore, before being fenced, considerable effort will have to be undertaken,” he said.

He said most of the items taken were DeWalt drills, planers, sanders and associated batteries and chargers.

Fifty-six members belong to the shed that provides a workshop and meeting place for men of all ages.

Shed members regularly build and fix items for charities, senior citizens and local churches.

Canning Men’s Shed meets on week days at 38 Modillion Avenue, Shelley at the rear of the Riverton Baptist Church.

Anybody with information or who wants to make a donation can contact Shed president Don Buchanan on 9457 8431.

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