Theft of 85 Poll Dorset stud ewes valued at more than $100,000

THEFT: Investigators are calling for information regarding a stock theft from Armdale Park near Marrar.

THEFT: Investigators are calling for information regarding a stock theft from Armdale Park near Marrar.

Rural Crime Prevention Team investigators are appealing for information from the public following the theft of Poll Dorset stud ewes from a property near Marrar in the Riverina.

On Wednesday, March 7, Rural Crime Investigators attended the well-known Armdale Park Dorset stud in Marrar, regarding the theft of 85 Poll Dorset ewes of mixed age (2 – 5 years).

The stolen sheep are valued to be in excess of $100,000.

Following inquiries, the sheep are believed to have been stolen between February 22 and 25 this year.

The Rural Crime Prevention Team are coordinating resources to investigate this theft and believe it was targeted “due to the timing and high quality of the stock”.

Anyone with information is urged to contact their local police station or Detective Senior Constable Paul Clancy of the Rural Crime Prevention Team at Cootamundra on (02) 6942 0005.

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