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Surveillance Photos Released as Vermont State Police Investigate Farm Burglary

250 pigs escaped from Sugar Mountain Farm in early August, and the owner said he was certain the escape problem started with a burglary and vandalism

Vermont State Police are looking for help identifying people and vehicles seen in surveillance photos in connection with an ongoing investigation into a burglary at a farm in the town of Orange.

State police released the pictures as they continue to investigate a burglary that took place at Sugar Mountain Farm, which is a producer of ham, sausage, bacon, and other cuts of pork. 

Vermont State Police
Vermont State Police

Officials say on Aug. 23, around 5:15 p.m., a man and woman were captured on security cameras approaching the farm on foot. They later retrieved a small red SUV and loaded several items into the cargo area of the vehicle.

Vermont State Police
Vermont State Police

Around the same time, a man in a single cab black diesel truck equipped with a bed cover parked in the roadway in front of the farm and loaded items into the back of the truck.

Around 5:40 p.m., a dark-colored small extended cab truck, possibly a Ford Ranger, arrived on scene.

Vermont State Police

Last week, the farm's owner told necn and NBC10 Boston that 250 pigs escaped earlier in August because the fencing to the pigs was damaged during a break-in, letting them out.

Farmer Walter Jeffries wrote a post on his website saying he is certain his escape problem started with a burglary and vandalism at the property. A Vermont State Police spokesman said at the time that the agency had received several calls from Sugar Mountain Farm reporting suspicious activity in August.

Anyone who can identify the people or vehicles pictured is asked to contact Vermont State Police at the Middlesex barracks at 802-229-9191.

A farmer in Vermont is trying to track down the pigs that escaped from their pen.
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