Wow 4 trucks $120,000 gone

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by hal, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. hal

    hal LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
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  2. fireball756

    fireball756 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yep, inside job. Nice box trucks. Could be next door neighbors. Guys are probably signing up for Amazon delivery service and gonna cut grass at same time as they deliver packages
     
  3. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Former or even current employee

    What did they do to get in/out?
    Bolt cutters for the gate lock?
     
  4. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Likely inside job by disgruntled employees. Maybe copies of all associated keys while on lunch breaks.
     
  5. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Did a little digging for info on that company. It's looks like the company is owned by a larger investment type firm that owns a dozen other various companies. And that they had bought out the previous owner which is now the companies lead sales guy. Just my murder she wrote opinion that the former owner is butt hurt about things not going as planned and he paid a few employees to steal equipment with his back office knowledge of how to beat the system.

    Would be interesting to hear how this pans out over the next few months. Those trucks could never be sold completely because of the decals leaving impressions on the box. And it's kinda hard to hide box trucks !!
     
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  6. stomachbuzz

    stomachbuzz LawnSite Member
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    fun theory on who dun it and why.

    About reselling the trucks/equipment, pretty easy.
    Consider the equipment 99% untraceable.
    Sure, equipment has serial #s and such, but nobody would ever check those when buying a used mower off Craigslist.... even if it's a $10k Toro Grandstander or something. Just lock it up in a garage somewhere, wait until next season when the heat dies down, and sell it.

    About the trucks, you are correct that the un-even sunfading on the box due to the stickers will never go away, but that's pretty minor in the scheme of things.
    There are many other reasons you couldn't sell the trucks anyway. VINs or other identification info, but you could sell the trucks for parts, part them out yourself, or just scrap.
    The equipment is worth more than the trucks anyway.
     
  7. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GEORGIA
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    I’m the next exit down from here. Highly doubt the exowner would be this way. Sucks they got stolen but the guy that really owns the company probably replaced everything the very next morning. Happens alot down in that area and you would never think it but the ATL hood rats are only 30 miles from here. 30 miles away the trucks are normally found empty.
     
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  8. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GEORGIA
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