Lowly thieves target Surf Life Saving huts


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Six Surf Life Saving huts were targeted by thieves on Wednesday night across Far North Queensland. IMAGE: Newsport.

POLICE are urging the Far North community to roll up their sleeves and jump in to help those whose job it is to save lives all year round.

Our iconic guardians of the surf and sand have been left floundering following a series of break and enter offences which saw six Surf Life Saving huts targeted on Wednesday night.

Vital communications equipment including two-way radios, mobile phones and charging equipment were stolen after entry was forced to huts at Holloways, Yorkeys, Trinity, Kewarra, Clifton and Palm Cove Beaches sometime between 5pm Wednesday and 8am yesterday.

Valued at thousands of dollars, the equipment is essential to the services provided by lifesavers and lifeguards and comes at a time when the number of children descending on the beaches is set to increase with the onset of the school holiday season.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.