Alpaca Thief Steals Three From Farm: Police

A trio of alpacas is believed to be currently held captive, with police saying the abduction occurred after the owner of the Tasmanian property died.

There's an alpaca thief on the loose in Tasmania.

A trio of alpacas is believed to have been stolen from a property on Tasmania's North-West Coast, with police saying the animals were abducted after the owner of the property where the animals lived died.

The alpacas were believed to have been stolen between 14 July and 21 July.

The alpacas stolen from the property were part of the pack pictured above.

At the time the animals were stolen the alpacas and property were being cared for by neighbours due to the owner having recently died.

Tasmania Police Sergeant Lee-Anne Walters reportedly told the ABC the animals were "probably targeted".

The animals are described by police as having grey/white/brown and long fleece and were stolen along with a grey animal trailer, with the registration number QT 9030.

Alpacas tend to be farmed for their soft and luxurious wool.

Anyone with information about the current location of the alpacas or who has seen the trailer is asked to phone Smithton Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestopperstas.com.au