Sheep stolen from property
Wednesday, 16th March, 2011
Thirty-four sheep have been stolen from a property near Wentworth.
Thirty-three dorper ewes and one ram were taken some time between December 20 and February 10, police said yesterday.
Sheep are now fetching up to $200 dollars a head, and police urged station owners to keep a close eye on their flocks.
"This is another timely reminder to all primary producers that with the breaking of the drought, the value of stock has gained in value," a police spokesman said.
"Timely reporting of all suspected stock theft to police is urged as this obviously allows a better response to take place with the hope of not only recovering the stolen stock, but also identifying who may have been responsible for the matter."
Anyone with information about the theft at Wentworth is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
A valuable collection of Australian currency has been reported stolen from a house in Wilcannia.
Thieves broke in through a window of the house in Hood Street on Monday between 1pm and 5pm and stole the collection which police said was worth a "considerable amount."
They also took some alcohol and cigarettes.
Police said they were investigating the theft and that anyone with information that might help them should call them or Crimestoppers.