Langley RCMP are looking for a dark full-sized truck that may have something to do with the theft of lambs from two Aldergrove farms on Wednesday (March 23).
Seventeen bottle-fed lambs were stolen from a barn in the 23900 block of 14A Avenue that morning, while five older lambs were stolen from a farm in the 1500 block of 248 Street around the same time.
The first theft probably happened around 3:30 in the morning, which is when the owner heard a disturbance.
The barn had been secured but not locked.
The four- to six-week-old lambs weigh between fifteen to twenty pounds each and are described as being solid white and black with white.
The second theft occurred some time after the owner had put the lambs away for the night in a secure barn.
The three month-old lambs in the second theft are approximately 60 pounds, four of them black and one a rare rusty red color.
One of the lambs was located the next morning in a neighbour’s yard.
The gate was closed but not chained as normal.
In the second incident, the owner noticed a dark full-sized truck parked with the ignition running near the property on the west side of 248 Street in the evening shortly after she had secured the lambs for the night.
A number of local farms have hit by animal thieves lately.
On February 28 in the 24800 block of 10 Avenue, six ducks, 65 chickens and some feed were stolen.
Previously at the same farm, on December 27, 2010, 17 ducks were taken.
No suspects have been identified at any of the thefts.
Anyone with any information that may assist in any of these investigations are asked to contact the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Or you can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).