Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Expensive arboretum equipment heist -- Dallas, TX

Thieves have hit one of Dallas’ most popular attractions overnight and stole $50,000 worth of equipment.

Police say it’s obvious those who broke into the Dallas Arboretum knew exactly where to go once they got inside. They got into a garage and stole a tractor, trailer, lawn mowers, a brand new F-150 pick up truck and more.

The arboretum is now scrambling to replace what was taken.

“Any type of loss is painful, especially equipment. You have to take time to replace the monies you didn’t have allocated. You have to find it. It kind of hurts, yeah,” said Terry Lendecker, Dallas Arboretum's spokeswoman.

Dallas police are reviewing surveillance video. They also encourage anyone who may have seen something suspicious while driving on Buckner Boulevard Monday night to call in a tip.

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