Update – Ellie has been located and the police are dealing with the situation
“I went out last night (Saturday) and stayed at a friend’s and this morning I got a call about 7am saying that someone had been in our farm yard.
Joe said that he suspects whoever committed the crime planned the act meticulously.
He added: “I think they had been watching. On Friday my truck was parked in the yard so they couldn’t get in but last night I took the truck to my friend’s and that’s when they struck.
“I felt sick when I found out what had happened and my stomach just dropped. My mother and father live on the farm too.