Wagga tradies targeted by thieves

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Hard-working Riverina tradies are being targeted by thieves stealing thousands of dollars of tools to trade for drugs, Wagga police suspect. 

Acting crime manager Inspector Phil Malligan has warned tradesman to secure and lock up their tools to combat what has become a “daily occurrence”. 

Inspector Malligan said from 2016 to 2017, power tools were the most commonly reported stolen item, with some thieves using portable angle grinders to remove padlocks. 

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