Call for public information – Stealing and interfere with a motor vehicle

A 37 year old would-be Willy Wonka was left with egg on his face following his arrest in Mataranka on Friday 23 February.

At approximately 9:30pm on Thursday night, two persons unlawfully entered a trailer of a road train and stole a carton of chocolate Easter eggs, Northern Territory Police say.

The eggs-hausted driver of the prime mover had parked in the public carpark opposite the Mataranka Hotel before retiring for the night in the sleeper compartment when the thieves struck.

A distinctive black t-shirt, with an image of Daffy Duck and the words “You’re Despicable” was left at the scene, enabling our eggs-cellent police to crack the case by quickly identifying the owner and make a sweet arrest.

The male was later remanded in custody to appear in the Katherine Local Court on Monday 26 February. His co-offender has been identified, yet remains outstanding.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers.

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