Police are appealing for witnesses after a lawnmower was stolen in Ryedale.
The ride-on mower was taken from a field near Gillamoor, sometime between Sunday morning and Monday morning.
The yellow Stiga Titan mower is valued at £8,500.
PC Katie Shaw, of Malton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you saw any suspicious activity in the Gillamoor area around the time of the theft, I ask you to contact the police straight away. I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw any unusual vehicles as I believe that the thieves will have used a van or trailer to remove the mower.“
Anyone who can assist with this enquiry is asked to contact Malton police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Katie Shaw. Alternatively information can be emailed to Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130152137.