Police are searching for this man after an alleged break, enter and steal at a telecommunications base station at Tomewin Mountain Road, Piggabeen, on Sunday, April 22.
Police are searching for this man after an alleged break, enter and steal at a telecommunications base station at Tomewin Mountain Road, Piggabeen, on Sunday, April 22. NSW Police

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.

Police are searching for this man after an alleged break, enter and steal at a telecommunications base station at Tomewin Mountain Road, Piggabeen, on Sunday, April 22.
Police are searching for this man after an alleged break, enter and steal at a telecommunications base station at Tomewin Mountain Road, Piggabeen, on Sunday, April 22. NSW Police


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