Friday, April 4, 2014

Builder's tip-off leads to tool stash

A builder who leapt into a car in the middle of the night to chase an alleged thief has led police to the discovery of one of the largest caches of stolen tools since the rebuild began.

Drill sets, drop saws, laser levels, chainsaws, skillsaws, generators and nail guns were among items worth about $120,000 found by police during a raid at a Hoon Hay home last week.

The equipment had been linked to at least 30 thefts across the city in the past year, police said.

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