Cameras Catch Iron Thieves in the Act

Thu March 01, 2012 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Two Kobota tractors, like the one pictured here, were stolen from Cherry Valley Tractor in the early morning hours.
Two Kobota tractors, like the one pictured here, were stolen from Cherry Valley Tractor in the early morning hours.

A Marlton, N.J., construction equipment dealer has experienced a spate of thefts over the past few years. This time, the thieves were at least captured on video.

Cherry Valley Tractor installed surveillance cameras in an effort to thwart would be thieves, who have hit the business five times over the past three years. The most recent thefts, two Kubota tractors, valued at approximately $35,000, were stolen Feb. 28 from the New Jersey dealer’s equipment yard.

Cherry Valley Tractor Co-Owner Brian Wright told his story to Philadelphia, Pa.-based NBC10. Click here to view the station’s report and see the surveillance video of the theft.

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