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Truck dumped, torched

Stolen truck destroyed at Shepparton's Reedy Swamp.

CHLOE WARBURTON August 1, 2014 3:44am

A tipper truck with a wood-chipping trailer attached was stolen before being dumped and set alight at Reedy Swamp.

A truck worth $100000 was stolen, taken for a joyride and set alight in Shepparton early yesterday morning.

A tipper truck with a wood-chipping trailer attached was stolen from a Doyles Rd property sometime between 7pm on Wednesday and 6.30am yesterday. The trailer alone is worth $60000.

Shepparton police Sergeant Mick Osmond said the truck was found in Reedy Swamp near Wheller Rd yesterday morning, bogged in the mud and set alight. Country Fire Authority crews attended to extinguish the fire in the cabin of the truck.

‘‘They were obviously driving around stupid around the sand hills in the area,’’ Sgt Osmond said. ‘‘There are no suspects at this stage.’’

Shepparton police Criminal Investigation Unit attended the scene and the truck was removed by representatives from the property it was stolen from.

Anyone with information about the incident can phone Shepparton police on 58205777.

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