High-value machinery stolen from Caston and Rockland St Peter

Police have issued a warning after a series of thefts in Diss.

Police have issued a warning after a series of thefts in Diss. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

Police in Breckland are appealing for witnesses after two incidents involving the theft of thousands of pounds worth of machinery.

The first incident took place overnight between Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6 at a site in Carbrooke Road, Caston.

A yellow Komatsu digger and breaker attachment, with a combined value of around £25,000, and a blue Baughans crusher worth £50,000 were stolen from a barn.

The second offence, which police are linking to the first incident, occurred overnight between Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 at a premises in Broadway, Rockland St Peter.

The offenders broke into a barn and stole a Thomas 153 Muscle skid steer loader, valued at £6,000.


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Police believe the thefts would have required either a large trailer, lorry, or low-loader and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in either of the areas to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact PC Cherie Smith at Thetford Police Station on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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