A lawn care and landscaping company in Sylvania Township, Ohio, has had three break-ins in the past two months that have led to losses amounting $90,000 in stolen items, according to an article by WTOL 11 News.
Now, the owner of Curb Impressions, Matt Ringle, is offering a $10,000 reward for the safe return of the stolen equipment.
The first incident occurred on May 29 when windows were broken, but nothing was stolen. Then on June 16, Ringle reported that his white trailer filled with commercial equipment was taken. According to him, the equipment, not including the trailer, was worth over $25,000 and consisted of multiple mowers, blowers and trimmers as well as miscellaneous items.
On July 23, Ringle reported another trailer stolen, and this time, his brand-new equipment was locked inside. The empty trailer was found later that day in a Toledo church parking lot.
Video footage of both the May 29 and June 16 robberies shows a gray Nissan SUV committing both crimes. Ringle has filed a report with the Sylvania Township Police Department each time and is still expecting results from fingerprint testing.
Ringle said he’s thankful to his clients, who have been understanding, and to his employees, who have been putting in extra hours using different equipment than they’re used to. He said that while these robberies have had a big effect on his small business, he won’t be closing any time soon.