Police are appealing for witnesses to two incidents of high value farming equipment being stolen in mid Suffolk.
The first incident took place at a farm at Framsden that took place at some point between Tuesday 7 July and Monday 13 July. A ‘Star Fir 2630’ GPS receiver unit and the in-cab display were stolen from a combine harvester that was stored in a barn.
A second incident took place between Friday 10 July at 6pm and Saturday 11 July at 6.30am from a farm in Elmswell. The offenders entered the yard containing numerous farming machines and tractors and combine harvester and drilled the lock out of five vehicles stealing the GPS systems. The value stolen in this incident is estimated be in the region of £100,000
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity, has experienced similar attempted theft of such equipment or has knowledge of being offered such GPS devices for sale is asked to contact Stowmarket police, quoting crime reference 37/39507/20 for the Framsden theft and 37/39046/20 for the Elmswell theft.
Farmers and landowners are asked to review farm security and familiarise themselves with the below First Principal guidance: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/farmsecurity1.pdf
Crimestoppers: Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Phone: Call 101