A police investigation is underway after tens of thousands of litres of drinking water was stolen from a council facility on the state’s Far North Coast.
It’s believed thieves drove a water tanker and a Toyota Hilux to Airfield Avenue, Murwillumbah, and stole approximately 25,000 litres of drinking water on Monday night.
Tweed/Byron Duty Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Luke Arthurs said the act of stealing water during a time of hardship for much of New South Wales is shocking.
“Here in the Tweed/Byron Police District, every catchment area and LGA are in drought – and this kind of theft is not acceptable.
“Police will continue to investigate this incident and are pleading with anyone with information to contact us,” Ch Insp Arthurs said.
Police are urging anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the area around that time to contact Tweed Heads Police on (07) 5506 9499 or to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Tweed Shire Council LGA will implement Level 2 water restrictions from Friday.