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$62K in construction equipment stolen from Cumming jobsite

by Staff Reports

October 25, 2013

CUMMING, Ga. — A contractor returned to his jobsite and saw that his Bobcat, excavator and trailer were missing, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report.

A contractor working for the Brookside subdivision in the 4000 block of Carver Court told deputies the crew left the site at about 7 p.m. Oct. 14, and his equipment was still there.

When he returned to the site at about 7 a.m. Oct. 15, the equipment was gone.

Deputies said there were clear marks where the equipment was parked.

There were also indications that a tow truck backed up, dropped the bed of the truck and pulled the excavator onto it.

The contractor said the Bobcat was chained to the trailer, and deputies saw marks that indicated the tow truck had lowered its bed and loaded them.

Deputies said there were drag marks and deep scrapes on the pavement and concrete from the tow truck dragging and loading the equipment.

A witness in the subdivision said there was a suspicious looking man in a pickup truck seen driving around the construction site.

Other witnesses saw two men with a similar description drive in a dually truck around the subdivision and construction site.

Deputies said there were distinct tire marks on the ground where the excavator was parked that looked to have been made by a dually truck.

The items taken were valued at $62,000.