Thieves have stolen a €38,000 mechanical digger and trailer from a yard in St Johnston overnight.
The Hitachi 26U digger, which had been hired out from a private company, was being used to carry out work by Donegal County Council.
The digger was on a trailer and the thieves had to remove a considerable amount of other equipment to get the digger out of the yard.
The digger and trailer had been hired out from Watson Hire.
Owner John Watson told Donegal Daily that this was a very organised operation.
“From our information we know the trailer was taken around 7.30pm. They had to move a lot of equipment to get the trailer and digger out.
“They removed all of our branding stickers which we found on the ground. They knew what they were doing.
“We know that it crossed the border and we would appeal to anybody who knows of its whereabouts to contact us,” he said.Tags: