Dam hit by brazen H20 thief
DROUGHT continues to persist on the Granite Belt with some people going to extraordinary and illegal measures to secure water.
While Stanthorpe Police have seen a rise in property crime of late, it is not just cash and cards going missing.
Stanthorpe Senior Sergeant Gerard Brady said it was disappointing to be called to a case of water theft.
The incident occurred between June 11 and 12.
“Unknown persons attended a 6 Bau Court address at Applethorpe and utilised a preexisting pump at the location to steal 30,000 litres of dam water,” Snr Sgt Brady said.
“It’s the first time we’ve seen water theft for a little while.
“While obviously not potable water, the persons would have had to have used a semi trailer or large tanker.
“The dam was fit with a meter so they know how much was stolen.”
If you have any information about this or any other incidents phone Stanthorpe Police on 4681 6400 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.