The Quadzilla 520 was stolen the during the evening / night of Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 from a farmyard along the B4357 Whitton to Evenjobb, Presteigne.
Anyone residing in the area who may have seen or heard anything unusual, or anyone who noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles or have any CCTV which may have captured anything should get in touch.
Anyone with information should contact the police in confidence by calling 101 or call anonymously via Crime Stoppers: 0800 555111. Quote : DPP/1791/18/03/2023/02/C.
Edward Garratt, NFU Shropshire adviser, recently said the union had had made it a key priority area as rural crime was always high on the agenda when he spoke to farmers.
The NFU also sits on the executive board of The National Rural Crime Network as its only farming representative and has consistently called for dedicated rural police teams to better protect already isolated and vulnerable areas.
Mr Garratt said: “Rural crime is a big problem for Shropshire farmers some of whom have been victims of arson, vandalism and burglary but also everything from vehicle and livestock theft right through to hare coursing and fly-tipping.
“Our farms should not be seen as a soft target for criminals and with rural crime costing millions every year, the NFU continues to lobby Government and the Home Office.”
“We meet officers regularly and hold events, including at Oswestry and Shrewsbury Livestock markets, to engage with farmers and look at ways they can protect machinery and beef up security.
“We would urge people to report anything unusual to officers or contact Crimestoppers anonymously if they have information.”