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Gold thief caught dirt-handed

A PROSPECTIVE gold thief has been sentenced to 13 months jail in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court after stealing what he thought was six shovel loads of gold bearing ore from the Kanowna Belle gold mine in December. Sadly, the material turned out to be nothing but dirt.

 Kalgoorlie's gold stealing detector unit police officers are kept on their toes.

Kalgoorlie's gold stealing detector unit police officers are kept on their toes.

The court heard Luke James Mussen (28) was driving a stolen Landcruiser when he broke a padlock on a gate to enter the mine site and steal the six shovel loads of dirt from a scrap bin. He took the...

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