MORE than £1,000 worth of tools have been stolen from a farm in Broughton-in-Furness.

Police said £1,300 worth of equipment was stolen in a burglary at around 10.35pm on July 14 (Monday).

Offenders approached an outbuilding and forced entry into it before stealing the equipment, the majority of which were Makita power tools, said police.

Detective Inspector Amanda Sadler said: “We believe that thieves are targeting rural areas where expensive tools can be found around farms or in large sheds.

"Once stolen we believe thieves are selling the tools on. We ask anyone with information into the theft of these tools to get in touch.

“If you are offered expensive power tools at a cheap price, please consider that these maybe stolen goods and report it to Police as handling stolen goods is an offence.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.