James Holmberg's $55,000 boat was stolen from outside his grandparents home in Rochester last week.RUTH CLAYTON January 14, 2013 4:22am
A visitor to the region was left devastated when his $55,000 boat was stolen from the front yard of his grandparents’ Rochester home on Monday night last week.
The boat was uninsured.
Brisbane resident James Holmberg, 22, who is on annual leave from his army post, noticed his Camero Vision 21i gone from the front yard of the Rochester property about noon Tuesday.
The boat is a little more than one year old and had been left behind a hedge at the Railway Rd address on and off for two weeks.
‘‘I didn’t really worry about it (securing the boat), being in Rochy,’’ he said.
As the boat is not insured, Mr Holmberg will attempt to claim loan insurance from the bank.
He said he would probably be out-of-pocket about $20,000, which is the money he has already paid off the loan.
Mr Holmberg said the theft had ruined his holiday.
Campaspe Crime Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Jason Hare said the theft took place between 9pm on Monday and 8am on Tuesday.
Det. Sen. Constable Hare said the road outside the property where the boat was stolen was normally only used by local traffic.
‘‘It’s not a well-used road,’’ he said.
‘‘Someone has obviously seen it. They’ve obviously hitched it up and driven off with it.’’
Det. Sen. Constable Hare said police were making enquiries to try and locate the boat.
Anyone with information should contact Echuca police on 5482
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