Overnight thieves raid Manea farm and make off with £52,000 worth of equipment - including John Deere mini tractor

John Deere stolen from Manea

John Deere stolen from Manea - Credit: Archant

Overnight thieves have raided a farm and stole £52,000 worth of equipment – including a John Deere mini tractor.

John Deere stolen from Manea

John Deere stolen from Manea - Credit: Archant

A police spokesman said the theft happened between February 10 at 5pm and February 11 at 9am when “a high value burglary has occurred at a local farm to the village of Manea.”

The spokesman said offenders forced access to a large storage unit by damaging security locks.

Having gained entry they stole:

• A green John Deere 3720 (mini tractor) index AE13 APK,

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• An IFOR Williams LM166G trailer index displayed AU02 SCV.

• A Verti-drain 7316 tractor attachment

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• A front loader 300CX.

This equipment amounts to approximate £52,000 in value.

The spokesman said: “The tractor has unique markings such as a child’s hand print on the cab roof lining, and additional working lights on the rear of the cab.”

Detective Sergeant John Yore, at Ely police station has said: “This type of crime strikes at the heart of our rural economy.

“We need the support - the eyes and ears - of our residents to work with us to recover these assets and bring these offenders to justice.

“If you know, or if you have heard anything at all, get in touch with us to support the investigation.’

If you know anything about this crime call 101. Alternatively, you can pass information through CrimeStoppers by calling 0800 555 11

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