Bacchus Marsh detectives are checking out the theft of a $131,000 excavator from Balliang between December 23 and January 4.

Police said a Hitachi excavator, model ZX200LC3, was stolen from the rear yard of an address in Primes Court.

Investigators at the Moorabool Criminal Investigation Unit believe the unknown offender/s would have required a truck to transport the excavator away from the scene.

An image of the excavator has been released in the hope someone recognises it or can provide information on its current whereabouts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

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