Two Co Antrim tree surgeons have been left unable to work after thieves stole all of their equipment.
During the night on Wednesday, February 10, thieves cut through two fences and crossed two fields in order to gain access to their equipment, which was in a truck on a property on Lismenary Road, Ballynure.
They made off with over £7,000 worth of equipment which is vital for tree surgeons Neil Donaghy and Mark Boyd to run their business with.
Each of the chainsaws that have been taken during the theft have a distinct marking on them.
Speaking to Belfast Live Neil said: “Overnight on Wednesday thieves have broken into a truck that we stored our equipment in and taken everything.
“These are specialised machines that we use for tree surgery and without them we are unable to work at what is our busiest time of the year. We have had to cancel work because of this.
“We have stored our equipment there for a long time without any issue, and we feel like this has been a targeted attack, because they have cut through two fences and crossed two fields in order to get to the property.
“We are just wanting to raise as much awareness as possible about the items in case someone tries to sell them on.
“Each saw has a very distinctive marking of 71 on it, which should make them stand out.”
The items stolen from the property were; a Stihl 200T, Stihl 088, Husqvarna 350,357xp,372xp,395xp,550xp plus two Shindiwa pole cutters.
A PSNI spokesperson said: “Sometime between 1730 hours on 10/02/21 & 0900 hours on 12/02/21 a burglary occurred on the Lismenary Road, Ballynure.
“During this burglary a lorry was entered and tools to the value of around £7300 were taken.
“This area of the Lismenary Road is quite rural. Did you notice anything suspicious? If you have any information which you believe may assist please contact 101 quoting police reference number 408 of 12/02/21.”