$20,000 worth of power equipment stolen

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Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies said $20,000 worth of Stihl Power equipment stolen from Ag Supply business. Deputies said they were called to JSC Ag Supply in Delano for a report of a burglary. When they arrived, Deputies found evidence that five suspects walked into the business cutting into the side of the building causing an estimated $10,000 damage.

Detectives said they found evidence that the suspects drove up in a white cargo-type van and used various tools to dismantle the security system. They also took their time collecting the high-end power tools. 

Back in 2014, Tulare County Ag Crimes Detectives said they responded to several similar burglaries, where Stihl Power equipment was targeted. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage local businesses to be on the lookout for suspicious people, who may be paying attention to storefronts where this type of equipment is sold. In 2014, multiple locations in Tulare County, as well as neighboring counties, were victimized. All sold the same type of equipment and were accessed in the same manner.       

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective R. Gunderman with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Investigations Unit at (559) 802-9563. They can also call 24 hours a day at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously, by accessing the TipNow page at tcso@tipnow.com.

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