THIEVES stole a 4x4 buggy worth £12k and abandoned this pick-up truck after driving it through Baggeridge Country Park.

They stole a Polaris 4x4 Ranger and tried to steal the flat-bed trailer with a Dudley Council logo on it from Himley Hall, making their escape through neighbouring Baggeridge Country Park.

The burglary happened between 6.30pm on Friday (October 8) and 7am on Saturday (October 9).

Police are investigating and appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "Offenders reportedly accessed the site through the adjoining Baggeridge Park.

"A flat-bed trailer and an electric Polaris 4x4 Ranger was stolen.

"The Polaris is described as an olive green small buggy with two seats and an open back.It is valued at £12,000.

"The trailer was found a short time later at 8.45am on Saturday in Baggeridge Park and was later recovered.

"The incident was transferred to West Midlands Police."

The thieves knocked over a large notice board as they attempted to smash their way out.

Baggeridge Country Park's Facebook page revealed the damage and appealed for witnesses.

Dudley News:

They said: "Just in case you were wondering, Himley had a break in last night and they tried to get out with the pick up through Baggeridge, this is far as they got with this but they did take another another vehicle.

"If you heard or saw something suspicious last night (I know there are always dog walkers even in the small hours) then ease let Staffordshire Police know, timings could help pin it down."

Call police on 101.