Gator ATV stolen in Meath last night

A John Deere Gator All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) has been stolen from a dealership in Co. Meath over the weekend.

The new John Deere XUV855M S4 Gator was taken from a yard joining Meath Farm Machinery yesterday evening (Sunday, March 4) between approximately 7:20pm and 8:00pm.

The stolen ATV is a four-seater olive and black vehicle with a fender guard kit and a windscreen, according to the dealership. It also has half doors and black steel wheels.

The serial number of the stolen ATV is: KG1M0855MDEJM010032.

Going by CCTV footage of the theft, the ATV was stolen with a single-axle white Iveco truck, equipped with a ‘beaver tail’ ramp and with a registration that possibly begins with ‘KT’.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact Ian on: 086-2555065; or Meath Farm Machinery on: 046-9023946.

4X4 stolen in Waterford

Last month a 4X4 belonging to a dairy farmer in Co. Waterford was stolen on Friday, February 23, as the owner worked less than 100 yards away.

The short-wheel base (SWB) Toyota Land Cruiser was stolen at approximately 5:15pm on the evening in question from a farmyard located in the Ballykinsella, Tramore region of the county.

The 4X4 is black in colour and its registration is 06-WD-7. The vehicle was parked in the farmyard – which has electric gates – as the farmer went about his work.

Speaking to AgriLand, he said: “I was just going to lock up the cows when I saw it driving past. It went down a cow path and out onto the road. I ran down after it and rang the Gardai straight away.”

The thieves had taken down a number of strands of wire on the way into the farmyard to ensure a speedy exit down the cow path, the farmer added.

The 3L Land Cruiser was spotted travelling in the Cullencastle/Kilbride direction at around 5:25pm.