NSW police catch $10K cowboy hat bandit

Tiffanie Turnbull
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A bandit who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of cowboy hats from a store in the NSW Hunter region has been captured by police.

About 5.30am on October 27, the man allegedly broke into a business in Scone, where he seen stuffing an array country and cowboy hats into a wheelie bin.

With the hats selling for between $250 and $300 each, the 32-year-old made off with almost $10,000 worth.

Three weeks later police finally tracked down the man in Tamworth, arresting him on Tuesday.

He was charged with breaking and entering, and possessing stolen goods.