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Burnouts have crowds in a spin By Brendan Rees The sound of engines revving with the smell of petrol pulled bumper crowds at last weekend's Tooradin Tractor Pull and Truck Show Masses piled into Rutter Reserve on Saturday 19 January, and show president Allyn Reeve said this year was the "best on record by far" with about 6000 pouring through the gates. Attractions included helicopter rides, vintage tractor pull, classic cars, hot rod show, amusement rides, live music, trade stalls and food outlets. For more turn to page 8

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and the intruder didn’t try to break into the main building. Mr White said he has “taken enormous steps to say ’don’t do this’“ with intruders. He sent a stern message to the thief: “Don’t be dumb; you’re going to get caught.” “Leave this business alone, let small business owners try and get on with their life. “Just stop it because you’ll get caught. Just stop doing it, it’s stupid,” he said. In May last year, police arrested and

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The moment a brazen thief allegedly stole a beer keg and beer taps at The Amazing Grace cafe in Cranbourne has been captured on CCTV. The thief allegedly jumped the fence at the South Gippsland venue during the early hours of Friday 18 January. It came as yet another blow for the caf¨¦, slugged thousands of dollars in repairs after

an intruder broke into the premises within the first six weeks of the restaurant opening last year in March. The latest incident was captured on CCTV cameras where the bandit jumped the fence into the beer garden about 2.30am. “Our car park lights turn off at 2.30am. At 2.31am he came in and then at 3.35am he came back with the bag full of tools and dismantled some beer taps,” owner Paul White said. He said luckily no windows were damaged

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News - Cranbourne Star News - 24th January 2019