Police appeal for help after Piggabeen telecoms theft
POLICE are appealing for help to identify a man they believe responsible for an alleged robbery at a key telecommunications tower on the NSW-Queensland border at Piggabeen earlier today.
About 9.35am (Sunday, April 22), police from New South Wales and Queensland attended a telecommunications base station in Tomewin Mountain Rd at Piggabeen, on the Tweed's northern border, after receiving information about an illegal entry after live images of a man were received.
Upon arrival police canvassed the area; however, no one was located.
Police subsequently found a number of batteries, a laptop and hard drives had been stolen.
Police are also investigating possible links to an incident in January when a person illegally entered the station, however no property was taken on that occasion.
Police said entry into these base stations was considered a serious offence as damage could compromise the infrastructure of the community. A cross-border investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.