Police are appealing for more information after a JCB tractor and a baler were stolen from a site in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.
The offenders cut a lock at Home Park Works in Station Road to gain access to the site between Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27.
They stole an 18-plate JCB Fast Track tractor and a green baler. Police believe the thieves used a lorry to load the stolen machinery.
PC Chris Holding from the Abbots Langley Safer Neighbourhood Team is investigating. He said the tractor is a large vehicle and is likely to have been loaded onto the back of a truck to be taken away.
“As it’s quite an unusual vehicle, I’m keen to hear from anyone who may have seen it being driven onto a lorry or it travelling on the back of a lorry.
“If you were in the area on the night of the incident please think back and get in touch if you believe you can help our investigation. Any information – however seemingly insignificant it may appear – may prove very useful.”
He added: “Additionally, if you were driving in and around the area and have a dash cam, please review it and – if you’ve captured the tractor at all – please let us know.”
Meanwhile, a Ford 7810 3-series tractor has been stolen from a farm in the Llanarmon-Yn-Ial, Denbighshire, Wales.
The blue coloured tractor was believed to have been taken from a farm between 1pm on Friday, May 10 and 8am on Saturday 11.
Based on claims data, NFU Mutual estimate rural crime cost the UK £44.5m in 2017. With an increase of 13.4% on the previous year, rural crime is rising at its fastest rate since 2010.
Anyone who has any other information contact PC Holding on firstname.lastname@example.org or the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 41/37814/19. You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/Report