OXFORD — The Oxford Police Department is investigating the theft of a new chipper from a family homestead on Allen Hill Road on Tuesday.

Oxford police are investigating the theft of this chipper Tuesday from the home of Thomas and Bonnie Hall on Allen Hill Road in Oxford. Sarah Dingley photo

The Champion Power Equipment chipper was purchased Monday and stolen about noon Tuesday, according to a Facebook post by Sarah Dingley, the daughter of the chipper owners, Thomas and Bonnie Hall. A 2008-2013 dark navy blue Chevrolet truck with duct tape holding the left taillight together “pulled into my parents field hitched up their brand new chipper and drove off,” she wrote.

According to Dingley, the chipper was on the far side of her parents’ field beyond a knoll and not visible from the road.

“These are my parents and they are just trying to improve their home for themselves and their grandchildren,” Dingley said. “They have worked hard all their life and now are looking to improve what they can and enjoy their woods.”

A neighbor saw the vehicle hauling the chipper away, Dingley said.

“My parents are not even mad; they are hurt and truly that makes me even more mad,” Dingley said.

Police said Wednesday morning that the incident is being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oxford Police Department at 207-539-4414.

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