$5k reward to catch blueberry thieves
A FIVE grand bounty has been issued to catch thieves targeting blueberry farms on the Coffs Coast.
The region's growers this week reissued an appeal after a recent spate of thefts on their farms.
It includes $15,000 worth of pruning equipment stolen from Gurmesh Singh's Upper Corindi farm.
"Thefts are mainly occurring at night - we believe farms are being targeted in a co-ordinated approach," he said.
Growers have also reported blueberry plants and other equipment stolen.
That's despite many taking extra security measures such as the installation of CCTV.
Mr Singh - the chairman of the Oz Group co-op -said growers are working with police and offering a $5000 reward for information leading to a conviction.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 to report information.