Thieves take £120,000-worth of equipment from site near Wareham

MORE than £120,000 worth of machinery was stolen in a raid at a Purbeck works site.

The theft occurred at a site off Morden Road, near Wareham, some time between noon on Saturday, January 14, and the morning of Monday, January 16.

Items stolen include a Keto 150 HD harvester head, an Indeco IMH8 forestry mulcher, an Intermercato TG25 grab with CPR8 rotator, a TMK300 tree shear, a cone splitter, a hydraulic cone splitter, a fuel pump and hand tools.

Police Community Support Investigator Chris Hardy, of Dorset Police, said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident, which has resulted in the loss of more than £120,000-worth of equipment.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area between Saturday 14 January and Monday 16 January 2023 to please get in contact with us.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who comes across machinery similar to that described being offered for sale in unusual circumstances.”

Anyone with information about the raid, or is offered items matching those taken, should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230007748.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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