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Hume Highway icon the Dog on the Tuckerbox vandalised

UPDATE: The 28-year-old man handed himself in at Wagga Wagga Police Station and was charged with one count of destroying or damaging property.


Hume Highway icon the Dog on the Tuckerbox has been vandalised and severly damaged.

Police have been told about 4pm on Saturday 27 July 2019, a motorist travelling along the side of the Hume Highway, Gundagai, noticed a man vandalising the statue.

The dog and tuckerbox were dislodged from the base of the statue, falling into the surrounding fountain.

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Investigators have released images and are appealing for public assistance after the Dog on the Tuckerbox statue in Gundagai was vandalised.

Officers from Riverina Police District were notified, and an investigation commenced, with police wishing to speak with a man and woman who may be able to assist with inquiries.

The man is described as being of medium build with black hair. He is depicted in the image wearing a black jumper, light tracksuit pants and black glasses.

The woman is described as being of thin build with dark hair. She is pictured wearing blue jeans, a black top and brown jacket.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage that may be able to assist investigators are urged to contact Gundagai Police Station on 02 6944 0499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

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