A MEAT theft at Coles Tweed City Shopping Centre yesterday has no links to an incident at Coles Murwillumbah, police say.
Coincidentally the strange crime took place on International Vegetarian Day.
Inspector Gary Cowan told My Daily News a man shop lifted $10 worth of meat from the store and police caught up with him.
On Friday a woman pulled an axe in Murwillumbah Coles when she was questioned about shoplifting $500 worth of meat.
Insp Cowan said Murwillumbah officers were working on tracking down the woman.
"They took more statements yesterday," he said.
"We've now spoken to numerous witnesses and are trying to find out who she is."
Insp Cowan said no evidence showed the woman was part of a religious group despite speculation on social media.
It is still unknown if the woman dumped the $500 of meat into a pond at Knox Park in protest of the meat industry.
If you have any information tha could assist police contact Murwillumbah Police Station on (02) 6672 9499.