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Appeal for witnesses after theft of plant machinery

Police are appealing for information following the report of the theft of plant machinery.


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Police said the theft was from a property in the Belfast Road area of Dundrum.



It was reported that sometime between 4:00 pm on Friday, 16 October and 12.00 noon on Sunday, 18 October a JCB 525-60T4 2020 was stolen.



The Chassis Number of the stolen machinery is JCB5A41RKJ2762232.

Police said enquiries are continuing.


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They are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 339 of 19/10/20.

In light of this incident, police are reminding owners of plant machinery to take steps to ensure their property is secure.

Inspector Darren Hardy said, “Quads, trailers, tractors, forklifts, and other high-value items of farm machinery should be kept locked away in secure garages or outbuildings when not in use.

“Items should also be marked to make them identifiable to their owner.



“Owners should also seriously consider using anti-theft systems such as CCTV and security tagging in addition to wheel clamps and hitch locks.”

Inspector Darren Hardy continued, “It is also advisable to ensure that equipment is insured.

“Farmers should not overlook the security of their fields and livestock either, and in addition to keeping records of stock numbers and making regular checks to ensure all is in order; farmers should also record the colour and location of dye markings.

“Gates leading to fields should be securely locked at all times.

“In addition to such measures, an accurate and up to date register of plant and equipment, noting serial/ chassis numbers, any security markings and colour etc, can help with identifying your property if it is taken.



“Photographs are also a useful way of recording the scale of items.

“Don’t make life easy for criminals.

“Being crime prevention aware will help to protect your property.

“If you would like further advice you can contact your crime prevention officer on 0845 600 8000,” Inspector Darren Hardy adds.



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