For the second time in less than a year, a local business was hit by thieves who made off with lawn-mowers and other equipment.
The theft was reported Monday when employees of Ag Pro, 3000 block of North Austin Street, discovered someone broke into their lot and took about $50,000 dollars worth of equipment, Seguin Police spokesperson Tanya Brown said.
The service manager told officers that when he arrived at the business, “he noticed someone forced entry onto the storage lot,” Brown said.
The suspect took a pair of green John Deere zero-turn mowers, valued at about $16,000 total, and three John Deere four-wheelers, valued at about $34,000 total.
Video provided to officers showed a light-colored, crew cab pickup with a moon roof, pulling a trailer, Brown said.
It also shows “a male wearing a light-colored hoodie on the property at the time of the offense,” she said.
The business was hit by thieves last July when a 2013 Freightliner and a 2018 Landoll flatbed trailer loaded with about $50,000 of lawn and tractor equipment was taken, Brown said last year.
“The truck tractor was recovered by the San Antonio Police Department in August, but the trailer and its contents have not yet been recovered,” she said at the time.
Seguin Police Lt. Mike McCann said a San Antonio man confessed to that theft after he was arrested in September in connection with two others thefts in Seguin. He remains in the Guadalupe County Jail.
The new theft has Seguin police detectives investigating.
Anyone with information can call the Seguin Police Department at 830-379-2123.
Anonymous tips may be left through Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers at 877-403-TIPS (8477) or online at guadalupecountycrimestoppers.org or through the P3 app.
Information leading to an arrest or grand jury indictment can earn a cash reward.