IT'S the dark side of Wauchope that we all know about but hope it never happens to us.
Unfortunately though for our town, a Sydney visitor has been hit by thieves who rifled through his vehicle stealing valuables including a 80 year old didgeridoo.
Windsor resident, John Cupit, said he was spending the weekend working with one of Australia's leading Blacksmiths in Wauchope.
"It was a great chance for me to learn new skills from a master craftsman and visit friends I have not seen for a while," he said.
"Businesses like this bring cash into Wauchope.
"I stayed in the motel on High Street, and on Saturday night between 12pm and 7am your locals broke into my car, rifled through it looking for things, took money, my GPS and my Didgeridoo.
"I am a musician, and I have a gig coming up on July 29 and no didgeridoo now. This didg is a special key, and matched to the music I play.
"I thought you might like to run something and see if the Didge turns up. It is 80 years old, it is a real one, and the only thing passed down from my grandfather to me.
"What a pity the families living in Wauchope have become so pathetic, that their kids wander the streets at night, skulking around, stealing from people who are bringing money into your town.
"This is Australia, and we are Australians, the people in your town need to learn respect for others, and teach their children something more in life to drinking and stealing.
"Shame on Wauchope and your families.
"If anyone who lives in your town notices their kids with a Didgeridoo they did not buy, (or a Uniden GPS) it could be mine, and I would like it back please, or if someone offers you one of these, beware of stolen goods.
"Restore my faith in Wauchope, Australians, and youth, do the right thing."
Anyone with information on the didge can contact the Wauchope police or return the didge to the Gazette.