Police attached to Tweed/Byron Local Area Command are appealing for public assistance to locate the owners of a large number of trade tools which were recovered following a recent investigation.

About 8.30am on Tuesday 12 October 2010, officers attended a holding shed in Tweed Heads South after a man reported finding property in his vehicle that didn’t belong to him.

The man’s car had been recovered at Kingscliff after having been stolen in early September.

Among the located property were numerous tools, which investigators suspect may have come from the Gold Coast or south-eastern Queensland, as the stolen vehicle had originated from that area.

A number of persons have been charged in relation to vehicle thefts and break-ins and investigations are continuing, however, police are now trying to locate the owner/s of the located property.

Anyone who has information about the possible owner/s of tradesman tools which were stolen before Tuesday 12 October 2010, should contact Senior Constable Luke Catt at Tweed Heads Police Station during weekdays between 8am and 4pm on (07) 5536-0999.

Proof of ownership will be required when claiming the goods.

Methods to prove ownership include the presentation of serial numbers for the items in question, or receipt verifying the original purchase.