Police appeal over theft of farm equipment in East Lothian worth over £ 200,000


East Lothian Police are appealing for information after farm equipment valued at over £ 200,000 was stolen from Tranent.

The theft took place at a farm in the Macmerry region between 8 p.m. on November 28 and 7 a.m. on November 29.

Three vehicles were stolen including a JCB, registration SK07 GUD, valued at £ 100,000.

The other two vehicles taken are a blue New Holland tractor, registration SN10 EBL, valued at £ 60,000 and a green and yellow John Deere, registration SN14 OZV, valued at £ 60,000.

A blue New Holland tractor and a green and yellow John Deere were also stolen

Detective Sergeant Cameron Walker, of the East Lothian Community Investigation Unit, said: ‘This was probably not a covert theft as the stolen vehicles were believed to have been loaded onto a transporter.

“As part of our investigations, we urge anyone who may have noticed any suspicious behavior or vehicles transported from the area during this period to contact us immediately.

“Likewise, anyone who may know the whereabouts of the stolen vehicles is encouraged to contact us or report this information anonymously to Crimestoppers.”

Those with information can call Police Scotland on 101, citing incident number 0614 of 29 November, or report it anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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