Brazen thieves caught on CCTV stealing farm equipment
Date of alert:
Monday, 5 September 2022
One farming family has described the financial and psychological impact of being hit by theft, after thieves stole a farm truck and thousands of pounds of tools.
The equipment and the vehicle were stolen from Nash End Farm on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border, run by the Cookson family.
Four men were caught on CCTV striding around the farm in the darkness and looking for items worth stealing.
Rosalind Cookson told Farmers Weekly that the thieves went on to break into a padlocked shed.
Valuable Makita tools, two chainsaws and a range of other smaller items were stolen from her partner Chris Gott’s workshop.
The farm’s Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon was also taken. A neighbouring farm was hit later, with the Land Cruiser possibly used to steal a trailer.