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Vandals steal and derail Melbourne train

Police are looking for the vandals who derailed a stolen suburban train from Melbourne’s Hurstbridge depot, causing millions of dollars in damage.

Police in the state of Victoria are investigating after the culprits broke into the depot at around 1.50 am on November 11 and started one of the trains on the Hurstbridge line.

The train is said to have travelled around 50 metres before hitting a derailer and crashing into fencing and security boxes. The story has been covered extensively by state news services.

Metro Trains chief executive Andrew Lezale said the vandals would have needed a key to start the train up.

Sergeant Mark Chetcuti appealed for witnesses to come forward.

“It’s a large amount of damage, so it’s possible that someone may know who is responsible,” he said.

“We’d like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the Heidelberg-Kinglake Road area between 1am and 2am this morning.”

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