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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of stealing plant equipment from a site in Clay Cross.
At around 5.45pm yesterday we received a call about some suspicious activity on Coney Green Road.
Officers in the area spotted what they believed was the stolen JCB in the Palterton area, just before 6pm, and it was abandoned in fields near to the Twin Oaks Hotel.
A search was carried out and a 20 year old man and a 16 year old boy were arrested on suspicion of theft nearby.
Both the man and boy, who are from Chesterfield, have been questioned and released under investigation while inquiries continue.
We would like to hear from anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious, or with any information which could help with our inquiries.
Please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods, quoting the reference number 2*244897 in any correspondence.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.