FOUR boat engines were stolen after thieves raided a yard.
Detectives are investigating after crooks broke into the locked yard off Harts Farm Way in Havant.
Three engines were removed from the yard and one from a shed to steal another engine.
Neil Miller, a spokesman for Hampshire Police, said: ‘This is a distressing incident for the owners of the engines, who have had their property stolen in this way.
‘We’re keen to trace those responsible to hopefully re-unite them with their engines. Anyone who has been offered an engine for sale recently should get in touch.’
The theft happened between 5.45pm last Thursday and 8.30am on Friday, although details have only just been released by police.
One of the engines was a Mercury 60 Horse Power EFI. It is black with Mercury written horizontally on the sides in white and red. On the back it has 60 written on it.
The other is a Mariner 4 Horse Power Longshaft engine in silver.
It has Mariner written in dark grey/black down the side and four written on the back.
The details of the other two engines are not yet known by police.
Anyone who witnessed the burglary or has any information about those responsible should contact Havant police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.