Three males have been arrested following the recovery of stolen farm machinery.
Detectives in Lisburn recovered the items in the Ballynagarrick Road area of Carryduff on Saturday (April 13th).
In a statement yesterday (Monday, April 13th), Detective Sergeant Bell said: “A further report was made to police today that another piece of agricultural equipment was recovered from a field on the Mill Road, Carryduff.”
“Officers attended the address and located a further piece of farm machinery, believed to have been stolen from the Carryduff area.”
Police subsequently arrested three males, aged 18, 21 and 23, on suspicion of handling stolen goods.
The 21-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation and possession of articles for use in fraud. All three males remain in custody assisting Police with enquiries.
Impact on farming community
“We understand the impact that crime against the farming community has on farmers, their families, farmworkers, businesses and the wider rural community.”
“It is for that reason that we take it seriously. We would like to hear from anyone who can help with our enquiries.” Bell added.
Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in these areas is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous.