Two people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of 49 cows from a southeastern Massachusetts farm.
Dartmouth police said they arrested Jordan Rebello, 19, of New Bedford and a juvenile boy in connection with the Sept. 1 theft of the cows, 39 of which were located at a livestock auction in New Holland, Lancaster Co., the next day.
Both suspects were charged with breaking and entering, larceny, and destruction of property.
The cows' owner, Ahmed Mahmoud, said his landlord was involved.
The theft was sparked by a financial dispute, police said. Mahmoud told The Herald News he does not owe any one any money.
None of the cows have been returned and five had to be sent to slaughter because they were in such bad shape, Mahmoud said.