Bear river Mutual, a mountain rescue and education centre, has been burgled, with the thieves breaking into the home and stealing a bear.
Key points:The burglars stole the bear house from the centre’s grounds in July 2016The burglary was reported to the Bear River Mutual Society in AugustThe thieves were arrested but were later released on bailThe thieves, aged in their late 20s, were identified by their black ski mask and a ski-masked bear that was attached to a pole.
“This is one of the most unique incidents in the Bear river management network, which is really exciting,” Bear River Executive Director David White said.
“We’re very fortunate the burglary was detected and we’ve been able to put together an emergency team and get the bear back home safely.”
The Bear river and Bear river mountain rescue centre are very lucky to have such a strong and loyal community, and we’re very proud to have them as our core partners.
“The burglaries occurred at the Bear rivers Mountain Rescue Centre, a community centre in New South Wales’s Goulburn Valley, and the Bearriver Mutual Society, which runs a range of mountain rescue, education and community events in the area.”
In July 2016, a burglar broke into the Bear Rivers Mountain Rescue centre’s home and stole a bear, valued at $100,000,” Mr White said, adding that the burglars were later arrested.”
During the investigation, the bears head was stolen and the stolen bear head was later sold to a private party for $40,000.”‘
Hurt a lot’The burgliers were identified using the bear’s DNA, the most significant part of the bear being used to identify the men.
The Bear River was also in the process of being dismantled by the police, Mr White added, and was being dismantled this week to make way for the construction of a new facility.”
Bear river management has a strong history of caring for bears, but also providing safe and accessible accommodation for people who need it most,” Mr Whites said.
Bear river manager David White, left, and Bear River manager David Wills speak to the media at Bear river.
Mr White said the burglaries had been a shock to Bear river staff, who have worked hard to secure the safety of their animals.”
The thieves had broken into the centre and had been charged with theft, but Mr White was unable to provide any details about the nature of the theft.”
It’s sad that someone would take the time to do that.”
The thieves had broken into the centre and had been charged with theft, but Mr White was unable to provide any details about the nature of the theft.
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