Police are warning shearers and farmers to be aware if they offered a shearing shears grinder for sale.
Timboon police Senior Constable Glenn McDuff said he had received a report of a theft of a shearing shears grinder from a Scotts Creek farmer.
"There was a report of machinery being stolen from a farm in Scotts Creek relating to a grinder to sharpen sheep shearing shears," he said.
"Police are looking for any information in relation to the theft and we would like to also warn people to be aware if they are offered such an item for sale.
"If anyone is offered such a piece of machinery we would request they contact the Timboon police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
"Farmers are also urged to secure their property and keep stock of items that are only used seasonally. The Sunbeam brand grinder is worth about $500.
"There's also a worry it could be dangerous if someone tried to use the grinder to sharpen anything else," he said.
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