29 July 2019

Man hands himself in after Dog on the Tuckerbox vandalised

| Lachlan Roberts
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The passing motorist took a picture of a man and woman at the scene. Photos: Supplied by NSW Police.

A man has handed himself in to police after the Dog on the Tuckerbox statue in Gundagai was vandalised on Saturday afternoon (27 July).

Around 4 pm, a motorist travelling along the side of the Hume Highway in Gundagai noticed a man vandalising the cherished statue. The dog and tuckerbox were dislodged from the base of the statue, falling into the surrounding fountain, knocking off an ear in the process.

Riverina Police District officers were notified and commenced their investigation.

On Monday morning (29 July), police released images of a man and woman whom they would like to speak to, resulting in a man handing himself in to police a few hours later.

The 28-year-old Wagga Wagga man was taken into custody at Wagga Wagga Police Station and charged with one count of destroying or damaging property.

He has been granted conditional bail and is due to face Wagga Wagga Local Court on 11 September.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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