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Thieves steal commemorative plaques from Avenue of Honour

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Callous thieves have stolen 11 plaques commemorating WW1 warships from The Boulevard in Aberfeldie.

The plaques, which were installed more than a decade ago, sit at the base of the Avenue of Honour trees which line the popular walking track along the Maribyrnong River.

Eleven of the 13 plaques were taken in late March and the theft has been reported to Victoria Police.

The plaques are made of metal and brass and it is possible they were taken by thieves who thought they were made of copper. However, they are of far more sentimental value than monetary value.

Council will replace the plaques and is investigating the best way to fix the plaques to their bases to ensure they are not targeted again. The new plaques are expected to be installed by mid-June.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of the plaques, please contact Moonee Ponds police station on 9373 5200 or lodge a report online.