Dingo killed after stealing tourist's valuables

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:57 AM ET

A dingo in Australia has been killed after it stole a bag containing valuables from a tourist on a beach.

A 58-year-old British woman was on Jimmys Beach in New South Wales last Wednesday when a dingo approached her and made off with a bag that contained several thousand dollars worth of cash and valuables, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

Police searched the area for hours but found no trace of the bag.

Police said the dingo had been the subject of complaints over the past few months. Authorities found the dingo with help from witness photos, and then shot and killed the animal.

"It was established that this animal had been the subject of numerous complaints in the prior three months, jumping onto barbecues in the van park and approaching and stealing things from people," acting inspector Matthew Maroney of the Port Stephens police told ABC.


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