Hunter Police Arrest Cowboy Hat Thief

A man’s been formally charged, after he allegedly stole cowboy hats worth almost $10,000 in the Upper Hunter.

Police allege that the 32-year-old broke into a Scone business in the early hours of October 17, where he loaded various hats into a wheelie bin and fled the scene.

The hats, which were made of straw and felt, sell for an estimated $200-$300 each.

Officers arrested the man at about 1pm this afternoon.

He’s now been refused bail.




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