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The Bacchus Marsh Lions Club's Cash a Can trailer, which was stolen over the second weekend of December Photo - Bacchus Marsh Lions Club
The Bacchus Marsh Lions Club's Cash a Can trailer, which was stolen over the second weekend of December Photo - Bacchus Marsh Lions Club

The Bacchus Marsh Lions Club is reeling after thieves stole their Cash a Can trailer over the weekend.

Heartless thieves broke into the Moorabool Shire compound in Main Street in Bacchus Marsh and stole the trailer, which is used to provide local community members with a place to recycle their aluminum.

Paul Brown, from the Bacchus Marsh Lions Club, said the Cash a Can trailer was a significant piece of equipment that had been used for the last 15-years.

“We purchase aluminum cans from the public, sell them to recyclers and use the proceeds to fund some of our community projects,” he said.

At the time of theft, the Cash a Can trailer is believed to have been about 30 per cent full, meaning it was carrying around 150-kilograms worth of aluminum.

A stock crate owned by Moorabool Shire Council and primary used to impound livestock was also stolen.

MSC chief executive, Rob Croxford said the 2007 grey Eureka stock crate is fitted with six panels affixed to the side of the crate and valued at approximately $5,500.

“We are currently liaising with Bacchus Marsh Police in regards to this matter,” he said.

Anyone with information is urged to ring Bacchus Marsh Police on 5366 4500.