POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a digger was stolen from an East Staffordshire area. The vehicle was taken from the area of Kingstone over the weekend. A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Between 7pm on August 29 and 8am on August 30 unknown persons have broken into a compound in the Kingstone area and have stolen a digger.
“We are appealing for anyone who saw any plant machinery being transported in the area during this time, who may have seen anything or may have some dash cam footage of this digger being taken.”
Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the digger is urged to contact Staffordshire Police quoting serial number SP-20190830-0138.
Police are also appealing for witnesses after there was an attempt by offender(s) to steal sheep from a field in the Abbotts Bromley area.
A spokesman for the force said: “Please ensure that all gates are checked within the Blithfield Reservoir, Abbots Bromley area following a possible attempted theft of sheep from a field within the area, between 4pm on Thursday, August 29 and 7.30am on Friday, August 30.”
Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Staffordshire Police quoting serial number SP-20190830-0555.
Police have also confirmed that over recent weeks, a large amount of oil has been stolen from an external tank from a private property in the Alton/Bradley area.
The spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Please be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour. If anyone has any information in relation to the theft please make contact via 101, quoting incident number 850 of August 27.”
Meanwhile, police are urging residents to be vigilant after reports of a number of suspicious vehicles in the area.
A spokesman for the force said: “We have had reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Wetley Rocks.
“The vehicle was seen visiting locations and trying to sell tarmac to occupants, where the driveway had already been tarmaced.
“The vehicle was a white Ford Focus part VRM BK.”
Anyone with any information about this vehicle is urged to contact the force quoting incident number 517 of August 22.
The force has also had reports of a van acting in a suspicious manner in the Tean location.
The spokesman said: “This is a timely manor to keep are windows and doors locked when we leave our property.
“If you have a shed or garage ,can we close the door once you have finished in there to stop anybody looking in when they drive past.
“If you have any concerns around any suspicious activity,please don’t hesitate to report it to Staffordshire Police.”
Anyone with any information about any of these incidents is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101. Alternatively please contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Also people can make contact via Facebook or Twitter by sending a message to Staffordshire Police.
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