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Someone is stealing goats from Virginia farms

Posted at 3:25 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 15:25:23-05

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — Eight goats have been stolen from farms in northwest Stafford, the sheriff’s office reported. The first theft was reported Saturday at 9 a.m. at a farm on Equestrian Drive.

“The owner reports that three goats had been stolen from a shelter area to the rear of their home,” Stafford Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Eric Quinn said. “Also stolen were items to include a wheel barrel and a huff trimmer.”

That afternoon, five goats were reported stolen from a home on Green Acre Drive.

“The owner reported the theft of five goats from a barn located to the rear of the residence,” Sgt. Quinn said. “The thefts in both cases are believed to have occurred sometime after 4 p.m. on Friday, January 15, and 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 16.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400. Click here to submit a news tip.