Manhunt after $100K stone stolen from northern NSW museum

A major manhunt is underway to track down a midnight burglar who remains on the run with a stone worth $100,000.

The special stone was stolen from a museum in Tingha, in Northern NSW, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“Police were told that about 1am, an unknown number of people entered a museum in Tingha and stole an 80kg piece of quartz estimated to be worth $100,000,” NSW Police said.


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Officers have established a crime scene as they work to identify those responsible.

The stone is described as being a dark brown smoky quartz grass stone.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area or has any information about the theft to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.