Posted: Aug 1, 2013 1:26 PM
Updated: Aug 1, 2013 6:59 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Landscapers won't let last night's theft of trailers full of equipment disappoint their customers. The guys from Maldonado Nursery tells us its not unusual for someone to steal a landscaper's equipment.
Police anticipate multiple surveillance cameras will provide plenty of information on the thieves who hauled off three trailers loaded with six lawn tractors.
The thieves used their own truck to drive over the fence on their way out of the storage facility at Weber and Saratoga. In the process, they caused quite a bit of damage to the company's trucks parked in the lot. The thieves also tried to steal one of the landscaper's trucks, but despite the damage to the ignition, they were unable to get it started.
Police tracked down two of the trailers to a neighborhood near Greenwood Drive. All of the tractors are gone.
Management at Maldonado Nursery says they've already made arrangements for more lawnmowers to be brought in for their workers. The theft should only put them a day behind schedule this week.
One employee speculated the thieves might have a connection to a competitor in town.
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