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Tennessee cops look to identify tractor thief caught on camera

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The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee is seeking information on the identity of a tractor thief who got away with nearly $300,000 in farming equipment.

On October 26, a John Deere 8320R tractor, valued at $250,000, and Woods 14’ Rotary Mower, valued at $12,000, was stolen from the 7600 block of Austin Peay Highway in Shelby County, Tennessee. The tractor and mower were located on October 29 on Hwy. 51 in Tipton County by using the tracking/monitoring system installed by John Deere in each tractor.

Once the tracking log was researched it was noticed that after being taken, the tractor made a stop at Fastimes Community Market #1 located at Highway 14 and Atoka-Idaville Road.

Courtesy of Sheriff J.T. ‘Pancho’ Chumley

Video footage was obtained from Fastimes #1 and Paradise Grill on Hwy. 51, where a manager said the suspect came into the store and used the ATM machine. The Sheriff is asking the community to take a look at the individual in the photos to see if anyone can assist in identification.

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