WELLINGTON, Fla. - Where's the beef? That's what detectives would like to know.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit is investigating the theft of six head of cattle from Wellington.
They were stolen sometime between 11:30 a.m. September 30, 2011 and 9:30 a.m. October 3, 2011.
According to investigators, a witness saw a heavy-duty white truck pulling a black trailer at the northeast corner of 50th Street South and 120th Avenue South just before the cattle disappeared. They described the trailer as something that might be used for lawn equipment.
The missing animals are described as:
-2 ½ year old Brangus black and white bull. White on belly – Valued $1,000.
-4 ½ year old Brangus cow, black and white with white on belly and a black circle around left eye – Valued $1,000.
-4-5 month old Brangus bull red and white, with white belly, chest and head. 4 white socks valued $7,000.
-4-6 month old solid red Brangus cow – Valued $700.
-5 year old Brangus cow, black and white brindle colored with a white face, nubs on head. Valued $1,000.
-10-12 month old Brangus bull – Red and white with white spot on withers (top of neck). Valued $7,000.
Detectives have two suspects. One is described as a white male, 18 - 20 years old, 5’11”, skinny, short light brown kinky hair with pimples on his face. They do not know what he was wearing.
The second suspect is a black male, 20 - 22 years old, 5’8”, clean shaven, medium build, 150 - 170 lbs. He was wearing blue jeans, no shirt, dark colored baseball cap, and had a very large, rodeo-style belt buckle.
Detectives are also investigating 4 head of cattle stolen from the northeast corner of 70th Road North, in Loxahatchee. That theft happened between October 10 and 24, 2011. It is not known if the thefts are related.
Anyone with information should call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458 TIPS.
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