Detectives in Co Down are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a large amount of farm machinery from a property on the Killynure Road in Carryduff.
Chief inspector Jonathan Wilson said: “The theft was reported to us just after 5pm on Thursday 9 August. Officers attended the address and found that entry had been forced to a number of outbuildings,” he said.
Among the items stolen were 12 vintage tractors, a low-loading trailer and a power washer.
Ten of the tractors, which are all of great sentimental value, are Massey Fergusons and all have red bodywork and grey chassis. Two of these tractors also have cabs.
Two other vintage tractors – a Nuffield Universal which is orange in colour and a blue Dexta – were also taken.
“We believe the machinery was stolen sometime between 10am on Wednesday 8 August and 4.30pm on Thursday 9 August.
“We are keen to hear from anyone who is offered any of these items for sale in suspicious circumstances; anyone who has any information that could help our investigation into this incident or saw any unusual activity in the Killynure Road in Carryduff on Wednesday or Thursday.
“Please contact detectives in Lisburn on 101 quoting reference number 940 of 9/8/18,” the chief inspector said.
Alternatively, information can also be provide to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800-555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.
The tractors stolen are :Massey Ferguson 148 DSM292L.Massey Ferguon 135MP BIW4461.Massey Ferguson 35 IG4497.Massey Ferguson 165 KSB879H.Massey Ferguson 135 (x2) FGZ5014 and GFR579N.Massey Ferguson 20E FGZ2219.Massey Ferguson 230 FIW2836.Massey Ferguson 35X GGZ3215.Massey Ferguson 240 GGZ2065.Nuffield Universal ASH98.Dexta 1110BZ.
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