GPS tracking leads police to equipment thieves

$400,000 worth of equipment was stolen from Texas Landscape Company.

November 30, 2017
Industry News

Thanks to GPS tracking, four people have been arrested after police say they stole two trucks, one van, ATVs and lawn care equipment worth $400,000 from Texas Landscape Company.

Surveillance video shows five to six men breaking in around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. Video shows two men with bolt cutters trying to break into the main garage. After 10 minutes, the padlock breaks and the thieves get to work. They carry out dozens of edgers, a pressure washer and an air compressor.

One of the stolen trucks had a GPS tracker installed. Company owner Jonathan Edwards directed police to the thieves after pulling up the tracking app on his phone.
"I pulled up the app and saw I had equipment moving and obviously, we don't landscape at two o'clock in the morning," said Edwards.

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