Thieves in Illinois Stole a $45,000 Tractor, But No One Can Figure Out How
The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help locating a $45,000 tractor that was stolen from Meridian Implement in Rockford last week, and many people are wondering; how did the thieves pull this off?
One BIG Tractor Job
According to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department, a Mahindra Tractor worth $45,000 was stolen from Meridian Implement at 1011 S Meridian Rd. in Rockford sometime between 9 p.m. on November 28, 2022, and 7 a.m. on November 29, 2022, and as of today, they still have no leads on who might have taken it.
While looking through the comments on that post, I noticed some very interesting things being brought up like;
How does one do that? That thing is huge.
Perhaps someone along Meridian, in Parker Woods has cameras that may have caught the act at least?
No gps tracker on a 50k piece of equipment? No cameras?
It can't be too far... I would think the police could get satellite photos and see exactly where it went.
While there are still a ton of questions that need to be answered about how this highly recognizable tractor, (and slow-moving tractor) was stolen, Meridian Implement did provide this answer to the question about the GPS tracker;
unfortunately this was one of the newest units and it hadn’t received a tracker yet. More will be put on for sure!
Could this be the work of someone rolling through Rockford that was already hauling big equipment on a trailer? Could it be one of Meridian's employees? If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department immediately at (815) 319-6431.