LARP Victoria has received the following email. If you have any information regarding this matter, please contact Crime Stoppers as requested.
Rohan Fotheringham wrote:Good Evening,
I am reaching out to local medieval re-enactment and fantasy groups in support of a local amateur theatre company that I am associated with who were recently broken into. Items stolen included 3 suits of armour, some inquisitorial headwear and a number of prop swords and foils. Below are some photos of other items from the set which were left behind.
As you can probably appreciate, these are unique items that our company would dearly love to see returned and would greatly appreciate any support that you can provide in passing the word amongst your membership to keep an eye out for these items. Please see below for the official press release from the Committee of CLOC Musical Theatre in relation to the incident. If you have any information, whether you think it is relevant or not, please contact Crimestoppers so that we can try to retrieve the items.
Thankyou for your support.
CLOC robbed – costumes/props missing
Last Thursday night, thieves broke into a portable annexe at CLOC Musical Theatre’s Heatherton facility, affectionately known as CLOCworks.
The portable annexe contained mainly costumes and props from a previous production of Man of La Mancha. Amongst the stolen property were three full suits of armour including a mirrored shield, 11 prop swords and three inquisition hats (like KKK hats but black). Although the swords are props, they can still do damage if not handled carefully, and they are very lifelike, so their loss is of particular concern. Also stolen were two full size mannequins, though in their haste to escape, the thieves dropped two legs and a torso in the CLOC courtyard.
Police believe there may have been several thieves involved, due to the number and weight of items stolen. Police also suspect that the offenders may be teenagers, perhaps with an interest in medieval fantasies, such as Game of Thrones.
Anyone who may have information about the theft is urged to either contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au