Police release CCTV as part of investigation into boat stolen from Corlette

A still from the CCTV footage released by police as part of an investigation into the theft of a boat from Corlette.
A still from the CCTV footage released by police as part of an investigation into the theft of a boat from Corlette.

Police have released CCTV footage part of an investigation into the theft of a boat from Corlette.

Just before 11am on Thursday, June 18 a white Trailcraft vessel was stolen from the outside of a Bagnalls Beach Road home.

Marine Area Command police were called launched an investigation.

As part of their inquiries, police have released CCTV of a white utility with trailer and boat matching the description of the stolen vessel travelling along Salamander Way at Corlette in an appeal to locate the driver.

"Investigators believe the male driver could assist with their inquiries," NSW Police said.

The vehicle has been described as a white Nissan Navara utility 2010-2012 model with a black bull bar and black and yellow NSW number plates.

Boat owners are also advised to ensure their vessels are properly secured to reduce the risk of theft. Other safety tips include:

  • Security devices installed on boats should be resistant to water, salt and humidity.
  • Install locks on your vessels. Marine dealers carry special exterior hatch locks. When fastened with a quality padlock, one of these improves security.
  • To enhance window security, locksmiths carry a variety of special, small locks and fasteners, which can be used to increase the security of other types of windows. For sliding windows, place a length of doweling in the track to prevent the window from being forced open.
  • If your boat is kept in the water, use a marina with full time security and/or good lighting.
  • If you are leaving your boat for long periods of time, ensure that someone else is able to check your boat on a regular basis.

Anyone with information about this incident isurged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.