Hundreds of sheep stolen in Southland robbery

Sheep. Photo credit: Getty

More than 300 sheep have been stolen from a farm in Southland.

Police are now asking the public for any information they may have about the stock-theft believed to have taken place between Sunday 21 and Sunday 28 April 2019 in the Waimumu area, southwest of Gore.

The 320 sheep stolen are valued at $65,000 and include eight rams with very distinctive orange spray paint marks on their backs.

Anyone who may have noticed suspicious behaviour in the area, or has any notable information can contact Constable Wayne McClelland at Mataura Police on 03 203 8164, quoting file number 190501/0566.

Waimumu on a map.
Waimumu. Photo credit: Google Maps

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.