Police warning after three diggers stolen from farm complex at Tetney Lock

Police are urging farms and rural communities to be vigilant to suspicious activity following a recent increase of thefts in the Louth rural area including a raid where three high value diggers were stolen.

Thieves have been targeting outbuildings, seeking tools, and a number of sheds have been broken into at allotments in Louth and North Cockerington on May 7 and 8.

On May 10, a rotivator was taken from a garage at Grainthorpe.

On Wednesday May 11 three Bobcat diggers and associated equipment were stolen overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday May 10 and 11 from a farm complex at Tetney Lock.

PC Ian Clark of Louth Police said: “It is likely that a lorry or similar was used to take the vehicles from the farm but it is also possible that they were driven away from the farm down farm tracks and along minor roads.

“Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 (quote incident 37 of May 11).”

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