FOUR cows have been stolen from a farm in East Staffordshire. The heifers, some who were believed to have been pregnant, were taken by thieves overnight of Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. Tools and fuel were also taken during the raid which took place at a farm in the Creighton area of Stramshall, near Uttoxeter.
It is believed the value of the four cows is around £3,200 and that the total cost of all the goods taken is more than £6,000.
PCSO Sean Elliott, from Staffordshire Police, said: “Overnight between April 13 and 14, items were stolen from a farm in the Creighton area of Stramshall, including four cows.
“Tools and fuel were also stolen.
“I believe the cows were Heifers, approximately £3,200 in value but worth more when their calves will be born.
“The total value of burglary I would expect to be about £6,000 to £7,000.
“The area is being heavily patrolled.
“Investigations are going well and Staffordshire Police are following up some positive leads.”
Anyone with any information about this incident, or who may know the whereabouts of the four stolen cows and any of the items which were taken, is urged to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 142 of April 14.
People can also make contact through the East Staffordshire Police’s Facebook Page, or the force’s website at www.staffordshire.police.uk.
Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime on 0800 555 111, or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
PCSO Elliott added that he is urging residents in the area to be extra vigilant.
He said: “Staffordshire Police are working extremely hard to investigate and deter these crimes.
“If possible please take measures to deter rural crime, such as: putting posters up stating that CCTV is in place; securing outbuildings; locking rural gates, and so forth.
“Working together can help us reduce crime and prevent further offences.
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