Trucks stolen from landscaping business found in field

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.

RELATED: VIDEO: Thieves steal trucks with $120,000 of landscaping equipment inside

The owner believes the thieves were familiar with his business since they didn’t need the keys to enter the property.

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Covington police haven’t been able to identify the suspects. An investigation is ongoing.

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