Rustlers have stolen about 270 sheep worth £24,000 from a farm in Gloucestershire.
The animals were stolen from a farm paddock in Sanigar Lane, Sharpness, Berkeley, overnight Tuesday (6 October).
Police said the theft was “well planned” and a large vehicle was used to remove the sheep.
The farmer realised something was wrong when he spotted mud on the road and track marks leading to the paddock.
None of the sheep have identity tags linking them to the farm.
A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Constabulary said: “A large number of sheep rustling [stolen lambs] has taken place from a farm in Sharpness. The value of loss is £24,000.
“It was a well-planned crime, which involved a large vehicle to remove the animals. We are appealing for information. Quote PCSO Mike Trebble /PC Melanie Campbell with any information on 101.”
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.