Rare WWI German bicycle stolen

THIEVES have wheeled away a World War I German dispatch bicycle from a Casterton home.

Sergeant Steve Brown, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said the unoccupied home in Addison Street was broken into between February 24 and March 8.

He said the bike, valued at more than $1000, was taken from inside the house where it was stored on a ledge.

The unusual theft comes days after a WWI German field gun and carriage, brought back after the war as a trophy, was unbolted and stolen by thieves from Mt Bute, near Lismore. 

Meanwhile, Warrnambool police are investigating a burlgary at a Lake Pertobe workshop.

Offenders forced entry to a workshop shed at the rear of a toilet block on the north side of Pertobe Road overnight Tuesday and stole tools.

Sergeant Steve Brown, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said the unoccupied home in Addison Street was broken into between February 24 and March 8.

He said the bike, valued at more than $1000, was taken from inside the house where it was stored on a ledge.

The unusual theft comes days after a WWI German field gun and carriage, brought back after the war as a trophy, was unbolted and stolen by thieves from Mt Bute, near Lismore. 

Meanwhile, Warrnambool police are investigating a burlgary at a Lake Pertobe workshop.

Offenders forced entry to a workshop shed at the rear of a toilet block on the north side of Pertobe Road overnight Tuesday and stole tools.

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