Appeal following burglary of farm premises in Stoke
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We are appealing for witnesses or information following a burglary at a farm premises in Stoke.
The burglary occurred at around 3am in the early hours of Monday, June 30 at the farm in Stoke Lane, Stoke.
The suspects rammed a gate to gain entry to a field, then entered an outbuilding from which they stole a rough terrain vehicle and three ride-on lawnmowers.
Two of the stolen items have been recovered, the rough terrain vehicle and a lawnmower but the other two, a Hayter ride-on mower and a Efco ride-on mower, remain outstanding.
The recovered goods were found on a track beside a railway line in Whitchurch, along with a trailer stolen from another burglary in Windmill Hill, Andover, on the same night.
If you have any information about these crimes, or have been offered ride-on lawnmowers in suspicious circumstances, please get in touch by calling 101 and quoting reference 44200238519.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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