Alleged cowboy hat thief charged – Scone

A man has been charged after allegedly stealing cowboy hats worth almost $10,000.

About 5.30am on Tuesday 27 October 2020, the man allegedly broke into a business in Kelly Street, Scone. The man was observed loading various brands of ‘country and cowboy’ hats into a wheelie bin, before leaving the scene.

The hats, made of straw and felt, sell for an estimated $250-$300 each.

At 1pm this afternoon (17 November 2020) a 32-year-old man was arrested by officers attached to the Hunter Valley Police District. He was taken to Tamworth police station, where he was charged with break/enter dwelling and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.

The Taminda man was bail refused and appeared today (17 November 2020) at Tamworth Local Court.

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