Rural Crime Investigators execute warrant over stock theft in north-west NSW

Rural Crime Investigators have executed a warrant this week over the alleged theft of stock from a property in north-west NSW, NSW Police say.

Rural Crime Investigators attached to Darling River Local Area Command established Strike Force Horsell to investigate the theft of more than 1000 sheep from properties in Fords Bridge in north-west NSW.

Police officers with the assistance of nine specialist rural crime investigators executed the search warrant over two days and located documentation relating to the sale of sheep, a stolen bulldozer, four unregistered firearms and six registered firearms not being kept safe on the property.

Darling River Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Rodney Grant, said rural crime can have a devastating effect on farmers and their wider community.

“The NSW Police is committed to reducing rural crime and we’re very keen to hear from anyone with information that could help our officers in tackling this issue,” Det Insp Grant said.

“We encourage all farmers to get to know their local Rural Crime Investigator, and to report any crime, no matter how big or small.”

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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