Tractor GPS theft from Woodbury prompts police to urge farmers to secure equipment

An early-hours theft of tractor GPS equipment from a village in East Devon has prompted police to urge farmers to keep records of serial numbers.

The message comes after a tractor guidance system was stolen from Woodbury at around 1.10am on Thursday, September 9.

Police said they had received ‘several reports’ of similar thefts and urged farmers to secure and mark their property.

Anyone with information that could help police, or CCTV footage from around the village, is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police.

A police spokesperson said: “We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information in connection with a report of theft of a tractor guidance system from a tractor which was in the area of Woodbury.

“This took place at approximately 1.10am on Thursday 9 September 2021.”

The spokesperson added: “We have received several reports of this type of theft recently.

“Please can those with guidance systems review their security, remove similar items if possible and please consider marking property and keeping a note of serial numbers.”

Anyone with information, or with CCTV from Woodbury, is asked to call police on 101 or email and quote crime reference CR/078345/21.

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