Some of the koi at Tisburys Aquatic Centre (credit: Tisburys)
Tisburys, in Church Road, was targeted either late last night or early this morning, with a large quantity of koi being taken from the ponds.
Koi are a variety of carp originating in Japan, easily distinguishable by their white, orange, and black scales.
Richard Tisbury, who owns the centre with his brother, told Time 107.5: “They’ve obviously targeted the place because they’ve obviously known where the fish of value are.
“We don’t know yet where they got in or how they got out. They’ve obviously been here before looking at where the cameras are set because they didn’t get caught on the cameras.”
Richard believes that the break-in occurred between 11pm last night and 5am this morning.
He is appealing for anyone who has been offered koi since last night to get in touch with them, likewise anyone who happened to be driving along Church Road last night and saw anything suspicious.
If you have any information, you can contact Tisburys on 01708 341 376.
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