@devlincolle Two men who stole a sheep in Invercargill told police they were hungry and had no money.
Constable Mitch Springer, of Invercargill police, said the men from Christchurch had relocated to Invercargill.
Police arrested the men yesterday after a witness came forward with information.
When asked by police why they stole the sheep, they said they were hungry and did not have money for food, Springer said.
The sheep were taken from Awarua School Rd, Woodend, Invercargill, on April 13.
''Police would like to thank the member of the public for the information that led to the arrest of the men.'' he said.
The two men are expected to appear in Invercargill District Court later this month.
- The Southland Times
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