Hunter Valley Police District investigating theft of bobcat from Muswellbrook mine site

INVESTIGATORS are appealing for information after a bobcat was recently stolen from a Hunter mine.

It is believed the large piece of equipment was taken from Mt Arthur Coal at Muswellbrook some time between 11.55am on December 31 and 5.45am on January 1.

Hunter Valley Police District officers say they found a Mitsubishi tipper truck burnt-out in bushland at Gibson Road, Sawyers Gully, on January 2.

They understand the truck was used to steal the bobcat from Mt Arthur.

Police are calling for anyone with information that could help investigators - particularly dash-cam footage captured in the area on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day - to contact either Muswellbrook Police Station on 6542 6999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.