Rural crime investigators on the hunt after theft of stolen hay in Tenterfield

Rural Crime Investigators on the hunt for bales of hay that had been donated to the Tenterfield Lions Club to be distributed to bushfire victims from the recent Wallangarra bushfire. Photo: NSW POLICE
Rural Crime Investigators on the hunt for bales of hay that had been donated to the Tenterfield Lions Club to be distributed to bushfire victims from the recent Wallangarra bushfire. Photo: NSW POLICE

The Rural Crime Prevention Team are currently investigating the theft of 100 small bales of lucerne hay taken from the Tenterfield Showground between March 1 and March 4.

The hay had been donated to the Tenterfield Lions Club to be distributed to bushfire victims from the recent Wallangarra bushfire.

State Rural Crime Coordinator Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside said Rural Crime Investigators at Inverell Police Station are keen to speak with any person who may be able to assist with any information in relation to the stolen hay or any person or vehicle sighted acting suspiciously in or around the Tenterfield Showground on the dates mentioned.

“Whilst the act of stealing is a low act, this theft takes it to a whole different level," Det Insp Whiteside said. 

"We are committed to catching these criminals and placing them before the court.

“The hay has a monetary value of approximately $3000, however you can’t really put a monetary value on this as is it priceless to the farmer that it was intended for.”

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call the Rural Crime Prevention Team - Inverell on 67220530/31 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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