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ROBBERIES FROM THE ROSS
TOWN SUGAR WORKS.
It has been reported to the St. Kilda police that the long disused sugar works at Ross town, belonging to Mr. Murray Ross, have been stripped of a quantity of valuable plant in the interval between the month of October last and last Sunday, when Mr. Ross had occasion to revisit the place, no care- taker being left in charge since October. The plant removed consisted of a 6ft. copper vacuum pan, three 400gal. copper desic- cators, three copper stills, three copper boilers, the whole valued at £1,400. Mr. Ross's groom visited the place at intervals, when, as far as he could tell, being un acquainted with the contents of tho building, he reported that all seemed secure, though the locks did not seem strong. A screw- driver and chisel, found on the premises about six months ago, were handed over to Mr. Ross.