Retirement savings stolen from Webberton storage unit

Geraldton Guardian
Detective Senior Constable Tom Grieve is urging Geraldton businesses to be on the watch for suspicious transactions.
Camera IconDetective Senior Constable Tom Grieve is urging Geraldton businesses to be on the watch for suspicious transactions. Credit: Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian

Thieves have stolen between $150,000 and $250,000 in retirement savings from a Webberton storage unit.

Senior Constable Tom Grieve of Geraldton Detectives said the money, belonging to a farmer and businessman, was stolen during a raid on four storage units between June 30 and July 24.

Snr Const. Grieve said the site was unsupervised and CCTV footage had also been stolen from the facility during the break-in.

Geraldton detectives are urging businesses – particularly banks, car yards and travel agencies – to be wary of suspicious spending, following the theft, which happened between June 30 and July 24.

Police urge businesses to report any instance of the following to Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000:

* Any high value purchases/transactions or deposits made using Australian currency.

* Any purchase made using $100 notes, possibly older $100 denominations.

* Any unusual patterns of transactions by regular customers involving cash.

* Any sudden customer behaviour consistent with unexplained wealth.

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