Dam hit by brazen H20 thief

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

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.

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