Information sought on string of thefts in Prince Edward

Published 2:11 pm Thursday, July 30, 2020

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The Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information with regard to thefts within the county that occurred on nine different days extending back to June 6.

L.A. “Tony” Epps

The announcement came recently on the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page, which detailed at least 11 different thefts happening on nine different days.

“We could only speculate that all of the events are related and done by the same group of people,” Prince Edward Sheriff L.A. “Tony” Epps said in a Wednesday, July 29, interview. “We are working hard to try to solve these cases and arrest those responsible as soon as possible.”

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The incidents listed in the sheriff’s office’s social media post were the following:

• On June 6 a Coleman Fat Tire 196CC mini bike was stolen from Fairgrounds Road.

• On June 26 a 1999 Kodiak 4-wheeler was stolen from Buffalo Church Road.

• On June 30 a carry-on utility trailer and a Husqvarna 54-inch riding mower were stolen from Miller Lake Road.

• On July 4 a license plate was stolen from Old Ridge Road.

• On July 7 a Cub Cadet 50-inch riding mower and a homemade trailer were stolen from Darlington Heights Road.

• On July 13 a 2001 Polaris Magnum four-wheeler was stolen from Greentree Drive.

• On July 19 license plates were stolen from Patrick Henry Highway.

• On July 25 license plates were stolen from Back Hampden Sydney Road.

• On July 27 a dual axle flatbed trailer was stolen from Buffalo Church Road.

“We ask that anyone that has any information about these thefts to please call the sheriff’s office at (434) 392-8101 or call Crime Solvers at (434) 392-3400,” Epps said.

The sheriff’s office’s post on Facebook stated that if the information provided leads to an arrest, the provider could receive as much as a $1,000 reward.