Four box trucks that were stolen from a Newton County landscaping business were found by a Georgia State Patrol helicopter Aug. 1, police confirmed.
The trucks, carrying equipment worth more than $120,000 according to Channel 2 Action News, were located in a field off H D Atha Road in Walton County, Covington police said in a news release. None of the equipment was found inside the trucks.
The trucks and equipment were stolen in mid-July from Great Estates Landscaping. Surveillance video showed the heist took only 20 minutes.
The owner believes the thieves were familiar with his business since they didn’t need the keys to enter the property.
Covington police haven’t been able to identify the suspects. An investigation is ongoing.
In other news:
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.