Firm suffers $56,000 in losses to thieves

By The Mercury

A thief or thieves stole more than two dozen pieces of equipment from Flint Hills Landscape, 9770 Limerick Lane, causing a loss of more than $56,000, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

The company reported the theft to the sheriff’s office on Monday and said that some of its outdoor items were stolen between Sept. 13, 2013 and Monday.

Missing items include a 2010 tracked Toro Dingo, a CAT 60 inch trencher, a Toro Harley Rake, a DVR security camera system, two Stihl 420 concrete saws, two pavestone fire pits, a Husqvarna concrete saw, a Pipehorn cable locator, three pallets of Highland stone wall blocks, two pallets of natural wall stone, a green house wagon, a stone bench, two Corona wheel barrows, a Toro 72 inch Z Master mower, a 48 inch Dingo Ditch Witch Trencher, a 2009 Grasshopper Mower, a CAT A19B auger drive unit, a John Deere BL7 blade attachment, an orange Rigid power washer, a black 24 inch auger bit, a black 12 inch auger bit and a new blue Wolverine wheel barrow. 

Some of the items taken were marked with a small Flint Hills Landscape decal. 

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said authorities didn’t know if the items were stolen from a large theft or multiple ones.

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