AN unlikely offender was caught red handed (or is it red pawed?) trying to break into a rear compound at Sale police station on Saturday.
There were reports the nosey would-be burglar had also been spotted wandering around nearby St Mary’s Primary School.
Police said the furry offender didn’t swipe anything, possibly barring roots and leaves, but said they would not tolerate this kind of “reckless behaviour”.
The wombat was taken into the care of Wellington Shire Council officers.