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Posted at 1:55 PM ET, 07/ 7/2010

Thieves target Va. landscaping equipment

By Washington Post editors

Fairfax County police say thieves have swiped about $500,000 worth of landscaping equipment over the last several months.

Police said Wednesday that since February, there have been 75 reported incidents involving such thefts around Franconia. The missing items include backpack blowers, chain saws, trimmers, floor buggers and air compressors. Officials say the equipment was taken from businesses and work vehicles parked in residential areas.

Detectives believe at least one group is committing the thefts, possibly using a pickup or box truck.

Police say they have beefed up efforts at various spots with surveillance cameras, non-uniformed officers and extra patrols.

--Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | July 7, 2010; 1:55 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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It's just undocumented democrats setting up shop.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | July 7, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I have no sympathy for people who leave trucks parked on residential streets with their tools in them in plain sight for others to peruse...If your air compressor or back pack blower is part of your work inventory don't you have enough sense to secure them since you use them to MAKE MONEY???

Now you have to purchase ANOTHER ONE...See what I'm saying?

Posted by: pentagon40 | July 7, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

this kind of stuff would never be stolen in DC....maybe abandoned...but never stolen

Posted by: proudgaycuban | July 7, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

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