Cromwell: Artwork stolen from property

Police want to hear from anyone with information about this artwork, which was stolen from a...
Police want to hear from anyone with information about this artwork, which was stolen from a Cromwell property. Photo supplied.
Cromwell police are seeking help from the public to solve two mysteries - the theft of a one-tonne artwork and the discovery of a ornately-decorated sword.

An artwork described by Constable Dean Schroder as "very recognisable" was stolen from a Lakeview Tce property in the McNulty Inlet area about a month ago.

The painted old hopper had been sitting upside down in a paddock for several years, and was believed to weigh about a tonne, so would have needed a tractor or hiab to shift, he said.

"From its appearance, it would be easily recognisable if it was seen on anyone else's property or at a scrap yard."

Police also want to hear from anyone with information about an ornately-decorated steel sword, which was discovered by a couple who stopped at the Champagne Gully rest area in the Cromwell Gorge on June 21.

The 1.5m-long sword was reasonably heavy and was found leaning against a rubbish bin at the rest area, Const Schroder said. Police had not received any reports of a sword being lost.

 

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