A local farmer was finally back home Saturday, after tracking down nearly 50 of his cows that were stolen. And he has his own idea who the thief may be.
Ahmed Mahmoud was at a Westport farm, Saturday, looking for a new home for his herd.
He's spent the past week traveling across New England tracking down his 49 cows that were snatched from a Dartmouth farm. He found almost all of them.
"They were lame and broken up and they smashed the faces," say Ahmed.
Ten of them were tracked to Medway, MA. Most of the herd was already up for auction in Pennsylvania. Ahmed is determined to figure out who's to blame. Police still aren't releasing a suspect's name.
"When we go to Pennsylvania. The name of their livestock company is on the receipts, which is they are the beneficiaries of the check that's going to get cashed," said Ahmed.
Ahmed got there soon enough that the check never got cashed. The livestock company on the auction receipt, he said, is linked to the Dartmouth farm where he was keeping his cows. Now, his cattle heads to Westport. The remaining 43 cows will go to Driftway farm
Ahmed said he's spent thousands traveling back and forth to Pennsylvania and had to take a loss on a handful of his cows injured in the theft.
Police do have a suspect who they said has been in a financial dispute with Ahmed.
"About me owing anybody any money, I don't owe anybody any money for my cows," said Ahmed, "I pay for it as I go."
Ahmed's cattle are worth 50 thousand dollars. Police said they haven't made any arrests yet.