A Georgia Kubota dealer is looking for the public’s help in identifying three thieves who made off with $247,000 in equipment.
On Saturday, April 14 at approximately 11 p.m., three people operating a semi-truck arrived at Low Country’s Statesboro Kubota Dealership on Hwy 301, broke the fence locks, and drove their truck into the loading bay. Security footage shows the trio proceeded to steal three new skid steers and a new mini excavator.
The owners told WTOC that they think it had to be people in the equipment business who can sell on the black market. They have also heard from other dealers in Georgia and South Carolina who have also been targeted. In late March, Meade Tractor in Mills River, North Carolina was broken into and several thousand dollars in farming equipment was stolen using a U-Haul truck.
The dealership said if anyone has any information regarding this robbery on Saturday night to contact the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department. A substantial reward will be offered for any information leading to the arrest of the individuals involved and recovery of this stolen equipment.