When Hubert Herrala, the owner of Walters Outdoor Power Equipment in Isle of Wight, Virginia, drove past his equipment storage unit, everything appeared normal. But upon closer inspection, he discovered that eight of his commercial-grade zero-turn mowers were missing. The mowers are worth more than $45,000.
Herrala noticed that the mowers were missing in the early morning hours and contacted the police. With the responding officer, Herrala found that a fence had been cut on the north end of his property.
Authorities suspect that the burglars gained access through this location before entering the property with a truck and trailer. Surveillance video shows what looked like a dark-colored Dodge pickup truck pulling a trailer with a lawn mower on it.
A similar larceny in Wakefield, Virginia, was reported to local authorities less than 48 hours prior. Six mowers were stolen in that incident. Currently, investigators do not know if the two larcenies are connected.