Richmond panel theft discovered at muster time

Detectives charge 49yo Richmond man with theft

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It's alleged some of the panels discovered on the Croydon-Richmond Road property had distinguishing marks painted over with blue paint.

It's alleged some of the panels discovered on the Croydon-Richmond Road property had distinguishing marks painted over with blue paint.

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A 49-year-old Richmond man is set to appear in the Richmond Magistrates Court on August 14, charged with the theft of portable panels from a set of cattle yards from a property in the region.

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A 49-year-old Richmond man is set to appear in the Richmond Magistrates Court on August 14, charged with the theft of portable panels from a set of cattle yards from a property in the region.

The man has been charged with one count each of stealing and wilful damage.

Charters Towers detectives will allege that on April 21, about 60 portable cattle yard panels were stolen from a property near Croyden.

The theft was discovered when the owners had mustered a large number of cattle to the yards, to find they had been stolen, leaving them with nowhere to yard the stock.

After an anonymous tip-off on June 26, detectives from Major and Organised Crime Squad - Rural executed a search warrant on a Croyden-Richmond Road cattle property.

Another view of the panels alleged to have been stolen.

Another view of the panels alleged to have been stolen.

It will be alleged police located 46 of the panels and some of the panels had distinguishing marks painted over with blue paint.

Police seized the panels and on July 19 a man was served a notice to appear.

Portable panels start in price at around $100 each.

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