KANIVA Senior Constable Adrian Hoggett is urging Wimmera businesses to install security cameras at their premises if they haven't already, following an arrest on Tuesday night.
Police have charged a 40-year-old Adelaide man in relation to thefts in Nhill on Monday night and Kaniva on Sunday night.
"We had some hand trolleys and and a shovel from the Caltex Roadhouse on Nhill's Victoria's Street, and two outdoors chairs from the club hotel in Kaniva," Senior Constable Hoggett said.
"He was just an itinerant traveller, he wasn't breaching any COVID-19 rules."
Senior Constable Hoggett said the man was arrested in Nhill and has been released pending summons.
"Thanks to good CCTV vision, we were able to identify and arrest him," he said. "We are trying to get more businesses to put more CCTV up at their businesses, so this may help."
"We haven't had a spike in thefts in recent months."
Senior Constable Hoggett said CCTV footage was also crucial in the investigation into damage done to Kaniva's painted sheep sculptures earlier this year.
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