Bangor police seeking suspect in lawn mower theft

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 25, 2012, at 11:48 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a suspect or suspects who stole a lawn tractor on Aug. 26.

Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a news release the orange 2011 Kubota, which has two rear baggers and a diesel engine, was stolen from Greenway Equipment on Outer Hammond Street around 10:40 p.m. that evening.

Two months later, nobody is in custody for the theft of the mower, which has a value of $11,500, the sergeant said.

However, police have released surveillance images from the scene of a pickup truck arriving at the business, a suspect running across a back lot and a suspect leaving the scene with the mower on a trailer.

Mitchell Smith, who co-owns Greenway, has distributed and signed a letter offering a $1,000 reward on information leading to the arrest of those responsible, according to Edwards.

Officer Wade Betters has been working on the case, according to Edwards, and anyone with information regarding it should contact Betters at 947-7382, ext. 5754. Those wishing to leave an anonymous tip can use extension 6.

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