Ken Saville is one of four business owners in Launceston targeted by thieves in the past four days.
He said his workshop at Innerspace Wardrobes was broken into, causing more than $2000 worth of damage, but the thieves only made away with $20 cash and his a Paslode cordless framing nail gun.
“Places have lost a lot of tools recently, next door have lost a car … there just seems to be constantly theft happening in town and especially in the Invermay area to we’re all being extra vigilant and beefing up security to stop it,” he said.
Tasmania Police Inspector Darren Hopkins said there could be a link between the Innerspace Wardrobes incident and another break-in at Geard Cycles in South Launceston.
“They both happened in the early hours of the morning and you can make out that the two offenders are on push bikes [in the Innerspace Wardrobes CCTV] but there is nothing other than that to link them,” he said.
Police are following a specific line of inquiry.