Axe attack on historic home in Tambellup

Michael TraillGreat Southern Herald
Sergeant Josh Humble described the damage as reckless.
Camera IconSergeant Josh Humble described the damage as reckless.

Police are hunting burglars who broke into an historic Tambellup home and “went to town”, using axes to destroy the home and family heirlooms.

Tambellup Sgt Josh Humble said he believed at least two offenders forced their way through the back of the property while the home was unoccupied between Wednesday, December 11 and Saturday, December 14.

“We believe they’ve kicked their way through the back of the property, and they’ve located a few axes and have gone to town, used the axes to destroy personal items and walls. They’ve left the axes outside,” Sgt Humble said.

“We’re yet to identify any suspects, unfortunately.” Sgt Humble described the damage as reckless and frustrating.

“We’re hoping to stop this type of behaviour as soon as we can,” he said.

“It’s not good and it’s on the back of the previous damage that Tambellup’s received. “Anyone with information, we’re asking you to please come forward to local police or Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous.”

Less than a month ago, Tambellup was hit by a wave of graffiti.

Expletives and what appeared to be “tags” were left on buildings and playgrounds across the town.

Diprose Park, Tambellup Primary School, the old train station and a number of toilet blocks were also hit.

A 14-year-old boy has since been arrested and charged over some of the graffiti, with police identifying several other suspects.

Crime Stoppers can be contacted on 1800 333 000.

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