If they only had a brain: Police launch investigation to find a stolen SCARECROW named Bobby that was used to discourage speeding drivers
- SA Police are searching for ‘Bobby’ the scarecrow who is dressed as an officer
- Police believe at least two people and a ute were involved in the unusual theft
- Local police are investigating and said they have a zero tolerance policy theft
Police in South Australia have launched an investigation to find a missing scarecrow that was stolen from its outpost.
The scarecrow, whose name is ‘Bobby’, is dressed in a police uniform and armed with a makeshift radar-gun and was put up in Williamstown in a bid to discourage motorists from speeding.
A Facebook post by South Australia Police said that Bobby had been constructed over 17 hours by local volunteers at the Barossa Vintage Festival in March.
Bobby was taken from outside Williamstown Memorial Hall at about 3.30am on Friday, April 19.
The scarecrow, whose name is ‘Bobby’, is dressed in a police uniform and armed with a makeshift radar-gun and was put up in Williamstown in a bid to discourage motorists from speeding
Police said are looking for two people after CCTV captured the moment a pair drove away from the scene in a distinctive white ute.
‘If we only had a clue… Oh wait, yes we do! Williamstown Police are searching for (at least) two people who were involved in the theft of Bobby The Scarecrow,’ the Facebook post read.
‘Local officers have zero tolerance for petty theft, and the incident is being investigated.
Police say the scarecrow has been popular with visitors to the town and has encouraged people to drive safely.
Police captured CCTV video of a white dual-cab ute which they believe is involved in Bobby’s theft
One person appeared to already solve the case stating she has seen the missing scarecrow.
‘I seen this exact same scare crow just out of Nurioopta, on Siegersdorf RD with his “speed camera” it was only on Saturday,’ she said.
‘He was sitting on a chair on the side of the road in front of someone’s house.. either bobby has a twin or he is your missing scarecrow.’
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or contact police on social media with #findBobby.