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Thieves take Valtra tractor from yard near Basingstoke.
5:49pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in Basingstoke
THIEVES have stolen a high-value tractor from a yard near Basingstoke.
The theft took place between midnight and 1.35am on Tuesday (February 26) at a sawmill yard in Malshanger.
The offenders entered the yard and stole a silver Valtra 151T tractor.
PC Richard Baldwin from the Basingstoke Rural Safer Neighbourhoods team said: "I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the stolen tractor being driven away from the yard in the Malshanger and Upper Wootton areas or on the A339 in the early hours of Tuesday, February 26.
"I would urge all business owners and farmers to be vigilant and ensure that all heavy machinery and plant is secured or immobilised. You could consider some form of tracking device for your high value equipment."
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Baldwin from Basingstoke police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.