NSW man charged over ill-gotten grain

NSW man charged over ill-gotten grain

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Police say the grain was stolen in the early hours of November 30 at Tullamore.

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A man has been accused of stealing 40 tonnes of grain under the cloak of darkness from a property in central western NSW.

Police say the grain was stolen in the early hours of November 30 at Tullamore, southwest of Dubbo.

Around 3am, a prime mover and lead trailer carrying the grain rolled over about 70km away, near Narromine.

The grain spilled along the road and was then reloaded into the trailer, which was towed from the scene.

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Police found more than 25 tonnes of grain after searching a property on McGrane Way at Narromine on Wednesday, which they seized for forensic examination.

A 33-year-old man was arrested and taken to Parkes police station on Thursday.

He has been charged with larceny, negligent driving and entering enclosed agricultural lands to interfere with a business.

State Rural Crime Co-ordinator Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Whiteside has warned others from targeting farmers' livelihoods.

"If you are a rural crime offender or have any inclination to prey on our farmers, you need to think again," he said on Friday.

The man was granted bail and will appear before Parkes Local Court on January 18.

Australian Associated Press

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