Police are on the hunt for about 700 sheep that were allegedly stolen from a regional Victorian farm more than three months ago.
The 197 merino ewes with 493 purple ear tags and white Suffolk Merino Cross lambs with red ear tags were reported missing from a Logan farm on February.
However, the sheep could have been missing for more than three months.
“The last count of the sheep was on the 21 October so the owners didn’t discover they were missing until the latest count,” a police spokesman told 3AW on Thursday.
The sheep are valued at around $139,000 and investigators are concerned they may have been moved interstate.
The mystery has confounded police who have suggested moving such a massive number of sheep would have involved a lot of moving parts.
“It would have been quite a big endeavour to take that many sheep we believe it would have involved large trucks, dogs to round up all the sheep, fencing,” the spokesman said.
“They were due to visit the shearers in the near future so they did have quite a lot of wool on them at the time.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic.com.au
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