$1000 Reward for Theft

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by naturescaretaker, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    On July 5, 2007 while I was overseas (I just got back) I had the following equipment listed below stolen from Conway, SC. I am offering a $1000 reward for the return and arrest of parties responsible for the theft. Not to many people use the big Dixie Choppers. Whomever did this drove off with the entire truck/trailer rig and it was loaded with tools and supplies.

    The trailer was a custom made unit.... no other like it. It looks like a regular landscape trailer except that it is 24' long and 84" wide with a drivers side 50" gate and regular real landscape gate. The tongue has a bend on the curb side I beam from where it was jackknifed. However it was fine to pull. Also had 5200 lb axles too. I believe that it may still be here in SC. A picture can be seen on our website and by clicking "theft".

    Dixie Chopper has the serial numbers flagged at the factory too.

    If anyone can help please contact me or Det. Owen Rodmaker of the Conway Police Department at 843-488-1790 . Thank you all for the help and keeping your eyes out!


    Here is the list:

    Dixie Chopper XT 3200 z-turn mower serial # 5057154

    Dixie Chopper XT 3300 z-turn mower serial # 6061510

    Stihl BP600 backpack blower serial # 266513302

    Stihl BP600 backpack blower serial # 265466240

    Stihl FS110 Trimmer serial # 264861070

    Stihl FS110 Trimmer serial # 264861063

    Stihl FC110 Edger serial # 262233180

    John Deere JX75 push mower serial # GXJX75X220937

    Excell 3700lb pressure washer serial # 40000143

    Lesco 100 Gal Sprayer serial # 7046042D085Z20010

    24' Trail Makers Landscape Trailer VIN# 1T9CE24275K621246

    1994 Chevy 2500 w/Service Body VIN# 1GBGC24KXRE294959
  2. FiveOJoe

    FiveOJoe LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 249

    This was stolen 3 years ago?
  3. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Yea.... a police report was made and of course they haven't done a thing. I figured that now that I am back I can rattle the tree a little and see what falls out. There are a lot of friends out there and maybe one of them has seen something. I am working all options right now.
  4. FiveOJoe

    FiveOJoe LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 249

    So the thief wasn't caught = the police haven't done a thing? Some dirtball steals your stuff and you're mad at the police.

    I see. I guess insurance paid for it all, right?

    What is it with this site bashing the police on every thread?
  5. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    No problem with the police. They took a report. Finding the stuff wasn't at the top of their list since I was out of the country. No insurance on it and that is what makes this one hard. It is about a $150K loss. My own fault. I did not set up auto pay before I left and the policy lapsed. My bad.
  6. mowisme

    mowisme LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    regardless of this wrong or that guy did/didn't do this- If you were overseas in service-I thank you. And I hope the Bum's get what they have coming. They may get away with it now..been 3 years- but they will pay in God's court in the end. Hope it works out for you.
  7. Grubrunner

    Grubrunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    I'm sorry for your loss and I don't mean to be insensitive for one moment here but I don't see a $150K loss in the list you supplied... ???
  8. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Not everything is listed. There was a Little wonder, bed edger, chemicals, $20K of irrigation parts and supplies, chemicals, spare mower parts, etc. that I did not list. That figure is if I had to buy everything new again.
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    Protect your business like you would protect your 6 year old daughter from a pedophile. Pay your premium for the year up front. Enough of this auto pay bull ****, pay these policies in full every year.
  10. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    I could not agree with you more. Hind sight is always 20-20.

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