$17K in lawn equipment stolen from business in Cumming

by Staff Reports

December 21, 2013

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone entered a business and stole about $17,600 in lawn and construction equipment, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

On Dec. 7, an employee of Forsyth Exterminating, 1107 Atlanta Highway, told deputies he arrived at work at 8 a.m. while two crews were getting their equipment ready.

The crew members told him their truck was open and their backpack blowers and weedeaters were missing.

The employee said he looked around and saw the $14,000 Bobcat and its trailer missing. The generator was taken from the outbuilding.

Deputies said all the entrances were not forced because they were left open.

When deputies asked the employee why the outbuilding and truck doors were unlocked, he said he didn’t think they needed to be locked “because they were in Forsyth County.”