HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities are working to locate the two bandits who were captured on surveillance video stealing commercial-grade lawn mowers worth tens of thousands of dollars from a Hendersonville company.
Kip Smith, General Manager of Trigreen Equipment, told News 2 the suspects got away with five mowers valued at $50,000.
Video shows the suspects driving a one ton white dually pickup truck towing a 30-foot enclosed trailer.
The suspects broke into the lot behind the business by cutting a hole in the rear fence, parking their truck nearby.
According to Smith, the thieves even used a tractor to move a 600 pound concrete block that he said were situated around the yard to prevent thefts.
Once the bandits cut through the fence and moved the barrier, they then drove the mowers through the fence and onto their waiting trailer.
“They were here an hour and a half and the police came by twice. They knew where to hide, what they were doing,” Smith said.
Smith said the thieves had a plan and more than liked cased the business.
“You feel violated,” he said. Someone comes on your property and takes something that is yours. It wasn’t fly by the night thieves.”
Smith said he believes the thieves would have gotten away with three more mowers if the trailer they were attempting to take from another man’s property wasn’t locked up.
“[To the] the thieves – please, don’t come back here. You’ve got enough from me. You need to find a line of work that is honest,” he said.
The male suspects were wearing masks at the time and driving a white dually pickup truck that was pulling either a two-tone black or grey trailer.
Anyone with information is urged to call Hendersonville police at 615-573-5400.