The force said there could be a number of individuals or groups responsible as part of a “black market trade”.
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust said the eggs may have been removed while volunteers – who patrol the White Peak area – were forced into lockdown in late March.
Rural crime officer PC Karl Webster said the eggs would be worth a lot. “We believe they’re taking them to hatch,” he said. “There’s a lucrative Middle Eastern falconry market allied to this country, an investigation two to three years ago confirmed that.”
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