Hunt for scarecrow thieves continues

Bobby, the Police scarecrow, was stolen around 3.30am on Friday 19 April, from Queen St, Williamstown.

Bobby, the Police scarecrow, was stolen around 3.30am on Friday 19 April, from Queen St, Williamstown.

Williamstown Police need your help to solve the troubling (and suspicious) disappearance of Bobby, the region's resident Police Officer scarecrow, who was stolen from the public footpath directly outside Williamstown Memorial Hall.

About 3.30am on Friday 19 April, the distinctive scarecrow was stolen from Queen St, Williamstown.

CCTV reveals that at least two people were involved in the theft, driving a white double-cab utility with tray, with two mounted spare wheels and a HF aerial on the vehicle's front-left.

CCTV reveals at least two people in a white double-cab utility with tray, with two mounted spare wheels and a HF aerial on the vehicle's front-left.

CCTV reveals at least two people in a white double-cab utility with tray, with two mounted spare wheels and a HF aerial on the vehicle's front-left.

In March 2019, local volunteers spent about 17 hours constructing Bobby for the Barossa Vintage Festival scarecrow competition. He quickly proved popular with visitors, and encouraged safe driving through Williamstown.

Local police have zero tolerance for petty theft, and the incident is being thoroughly investigated.

If you have seen the scarecrow, or have any information relating to its theft, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or contact Williamstown Police.