Replacement Santa comes in time for Christmas

POLICE are still hunting a thief who stole a much-loved life-sized Santa replica on Monday night.

John and Cheryl Maher’s Santa vanished on Monday night. It is believed the Santa was stolen between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

Gordon police Leading Senior Constable David Young said it appeared one person had carried the Santa out of the paddock on foot, towards a small lane adjacent to Mr Maher’s property.

He said one of the Santa’s boots was found near that lane, nearly 200 metres from where the Santa was placed.

Mr Maher said no information had been received as to the location of the Santa, but he had already built a replacement for the remainder of the year.

Anyone with information can call Gordon police on 5368 9202.