Rural crime officers warn public of buying farming equipment online

Missing items include Heiniger and 1980's Sunbeam shearing plants and a Briggs and Stratton Generator. Photo: David Bartus
Missing items include Heiniger and 1980's Sunbeam shearing plants and a Briggs and Stratton Generator. Photo: David Bartus

Rural crime investigators warn the public of buying farming equipment online following a Kialla Road break-in.

Police are investigating a break, enter and steal at the rural property in Crookwell.

Between mid-to-late-October, a property owner was alerted to items allegedly stolen from the farming property..

Items stolen included two Heiniger shearing plants (valued between $6000-$7000), two 1980's Sunbeam shearing plants and a Briggs and Stratton Generator.

Rural crime officers attached to the Hume Police District and Crookwell police officers are appealing to the public for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators and return of equipment, rural crime investigator Detective Senior Constable Mick Calleja said.

"If anybody hears anything, report it to us," Detective Senior Constable Calleja said.

Alleged offenders may attempt to offload the equipment if it isn't for personal use.

"It could be social media, Gumtree or Ebay," he said.

"The Briggs and Stratton Generator has distinct hand-written text on the switches," he said.

Police say there are no leads.

Anyone with information about the theft is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Alternatively, contact the Hume rural crime investigator, Detective Senior Constable Calleja on 4824 0799

Image of the Briggs and Stratton generator supplied by NSW Police.

Image of the Briggs and Stratton generator supplied by NSW Police.