South-west detectives are investigating the theft of $365,000 of sheep stolen from numerous properties across the region.
Detective Senior Constable Derek Verity, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said detectives received reports of up to 500 sheep stolen from the Chatsworth-Bolac Road on December 17.
He said it was a large quantity of sheep worth $115,000.
The detective called for any witnesses of suspicious behaviour or vehicles around the Chatsworth area this month to contact police.
Hamilton police are investigating the theft and are joined by officers from the Ararat and Bacchus Marsh police service areas in investigating the large-scale thefts including:
Police believe a truck or multiple trips with a small trailer may have been used.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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