7 February 2023

Rural Crime police call for information on stolen Australian White maiden ewes

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Australian white maiden ewes

Thirty-three Australian White maiden ewes were stolen from a secure paddock at Moorong, near Wagga. Photo: Rural Crime Prevention Team – NSW Police Force.

Australian White maiden ewes have been stolen from a secure paddock at Moorong, near Wagga Wagga.

The Rural Crime Prevention team said opportunistic livestock thieves had gained entry to the victim’s property via an area not usually accessible to the public after it was forced to be opened due to localised flooding.

Thirty-three ewes were stolen from a secure paddock between 10 and 12 December of last year.

Rural Crime investigators believe access to the property may have been gained via Pomingalarna Reserve, which was opened to vehicles at that time to mitigate flooding.

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The ewes look similar to those in the accompanying photograph. At the time of the theft, the ewes had yellow electronic NLIS tags containing the PIC NB551236 and were earmarked with a ”C” out of the back of the nearside ear.

Rural Crime investigators are urging anyone who saw a livestock trailer, small livestock truck or similar in the area, or any suspicious activity, to contact Detective Senior Constable Paul Clancy on 0427 552 848 or Ned Doubleday on 0429 596 435.

Alternatively, you can report information about this or any other crime anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 18000 333 000 or Crime Stoppers online.

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