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The Dunedin owner of an outdoor adventure business was devastated about the theft of most of his equipment, police said yesterday.
Milton police are appealing for information after $5000-$6000 worth of outdoor adventure equipment was stolen from Evan Jamieson's Adventure Masters trailer, which was parked at Berwick Lodge last week.
Constable Brian McKinney, of Milton, said the thieves had smashed a padlock on the trailer to get in.
Once inside, they took first-aid kits, climbing and abseiling gear, power tools, search and rescue and orienteering kits and 10 Uniden hand-held radios, tool boxes and backpacks.
All the equipment was marked "AMNZ".
Const McKinney said the thieves walked for some distance to reach the trailer and would have made several trips to get all the equipment out.
"This has had a massive effect on his business. It's taken him the best part of 15 years to get all this stuff," Const McKinney said.
Police were following a positive line of inquiry and would like to hear from anyone who may have been offered cheap climbing gear or outdoor equipment, especially if it was marked with the letters AMNZ.