About 30 digger teeth like this were stolen from a
Kaitangata mine site. Photo supplied.
Police are seeking information after about 30 "digger
teeth" were stolen from a mine site in Kaitangata earlier this
Senior Constable Tom Taylor, of Balclutha, said between 30
and 40 digger teeth, also called digger tips, were taken from
beside a container at the Kai Point Coal site between 6pm on
November 6 and 3pm on November 7.
The missing teeth have a combined value of about $3700, and
some may still be painted blue like the one pictured.
Snr Const Taylor said police believed offenders might have
used a four-wheel motorbike to steal the digger teeth, moving
large rocks to gain access to the mine site. He asked anyone
who saw anything suspicious in that area on November 6 or 7
to contact the Balclutha police on (03) 418-0203 or
Crimestoppers on 0800 555-111.