Police making enquiries into the theft of seven cattle from a Banks Peninsula property have accounted for two of the missing animals.
This resulted from a ‘tip-off’ from a member of the public who heard about the allegation of stock thefts from a Port Levy property.
Police are continuing to make investigations into the remaining missing cattle and five Friesian bulls missing from an adjacent property.
Earlier, it was reported that Police were investigating the theft of seven cattle from the Port Levy property.
The hides of the animals were left hanging on a fence. The officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Senior Sergeant Neville Jenkins, said Police believe the person or persons responsible had knowledge of the rural sector and knew what they were doing.
The incident is believed to have occurred sometime between January 20 and January 26, when the matter was reported to Police.
Detective Jenkins said Police would encourage anyone who has information about these incidents to contact Canterbury Police on 03 363 7400, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.