TWO tractors worth a combined $60,000 were stolen in a brazen theft at Grogans Machinery in Epsom on Thursday.
The theft of a $45,000 Kubota tractor and an RTV worth $15,000 was discovered yesterday morning after employees found damage to the firm’s fence.
The thieves had used bolt cutters to cut through two fences to steal the vehicles.
The police visited the scene and dealers in the area were notified of the serial numbers of the stolen vehicles.
Grogans Machinery apprentice, Lance Sendall, said at least two people must have been involved because they had moved a heavy crate to take the RTV.
He said they must have also visited the site before the theft to know the layout of the sales yard.
“It’s pretty cheeky,” he said.
“They would’ve had to have done it in the rain (and they) would have had to come here before.”
Owner Jill Grogan said she felt “awful” when she found out about the theft.
“We got the RTV off the truck at 5pm the night before,” she said.
Robbed: Jill Grogan from Grogan’s Machinery in front of the fence the thieves broke through. Picture: Jodie Donnellan
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