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Thieves Take Agricultural Equipment
Police are appealing for information after a theft from a business in the village of Bagber, near Sturminster Newton.
Thieves broke into C.J.Cox Agricultural Engineering sometime overnight between Sunday 30 September 2012 and Monday 1 October 2012. They stole a large number of wheels from Ifor Williams trailers and two sets of metal loading ramps, known as skids.
Police Constable Vicky Worboys, of Sturminster Newton police, said: "The stolen wheels are all the same size, 195/60/R/12, with low profile tyres and were in a new condition.
“The yard is on the A357 and the trailers are visible from the road. It would have taken the offenders sometime to remove the wheels from the trailers so it is possible that someone saw something suspicious.
“This is a very disruptive crime which has caused a lot of distress to the business owners.
“I urge anyone who has information about this incident, who may have seen something suspicious or has been offered any wheels matching this description to contact us as soon as possible on 101 in the strictest confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 01:211. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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