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Digger and trailer stolen from locked yard in Portadown

Stolen digger Portadown

A gang of thieves have stolen a digger and trailer from a locked yard in Portadown during the early hours Thursday morning.

The machinery was taken by a number of individuals from the property on the Loughgall Road around 1.30am.

It is understood the suspects travelled in a white transit van.

The digger’s bucket had been placed over the hitch of the trailer, meaning any attempt to tow the trailer would have been futile.

However, the owner believes all the oil was drained from the digger, relieving it of the pressure on the arm of the bucket, and allowing the trailer to be moved.

Police have been notified of the theft but if you have any information, or noticed anything suspicious, please contact them on 101.

Commenting on the theftDUP Portadown election candidate Lavelle McIlwrath stated: “This is obviously a great concern especially in this climate where diggers have been used in a considerable number of ATM thefts causing serious damage to shops and putting access to cash at risk across the Province.

“I would appeal to the public to remain extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately to the PSNI.”

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