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Farm equipment theft caught on tape in Georgia, suspect on the loose

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Moultrie, Georgia business owner is on a hunt for the individual who broke into his store and stole a John Deere tractor as part of the crime.
A Moultrie, Georgia business owner is on a hunt for the individual who broke into his store and stole a John Deere tractor as part of the crime.

A Moultrie, Georgia business owner is on a hunt for the individual who broke into his store and stole a John Deere tractor as part of the crime, according to WALB 10 Georgia.

The entire incident was caught on camera, as the surveillance video that the store produced showed a man entering the premises and then proceed to use a heavy duty truck that was hauling a flat bed truck to take the farm equipment away from the property, reported the news source.

After the truck had pulled into the Hall's Homes parking lot to scope out the area and the store, the individual had proceeded to hotwire the used tractor from the farm equipment dealer and took off at approximately 3:00 a.m., according to WALB 10.

The owners of the property are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual who stole the 2009 John Deere 5103, reported the news source.

There were 29,836 automobile thefts in the state of Georgia in 2010, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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