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Natrona County Sheriff’s Office: ‘Horse Hair Bandit’ Still at Large

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The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says a wandering horse hair thief that wreaked havoc across rural areas in Wyoming this past summer remains at large.

Lt. Gus Holbrook is with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office. He says, though his sheriff’s office hasn’t received reports of stolen horse hair recently, the search for a suspect continues.

We have not had any new reports lately,” Holbrook said. “The case is still open, and we’re still looking for the individual or individuals responsible for the horse tail cuttings, but, as of this time, we have no new leads.”

Holbrook says, as the investigation continues, the sheriff’s office will continue its enhanced patrols.

We will continue to do extra patrols in the areas that we feel are most vulnerable to the horse tail cuttings,” Holbrook said.

Over 100 tail and mane hair thefts have been reported statewide.

Incidents have occurred in Natrona County, Fremont County, Converse County and Sweetwater County. Incidents have also been reported as far north as South Dakota.

Those with more information can contact the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office at (307) 235-9282, the Converse County Sheriff’s Office at (307) 358-4700, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office at (307) 922-5321 or the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office at (307) 332-5611. Authorities also urge residents to call 911 immediately if they find suspicious activity.

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