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Surveillance video captures theft suspects in Athens

Equipment thefts from Athens Public Works and Limestone County Schools garage total $100,000.

ATHENS, Ala. — Surveillance video caught suspects in two equipment thefts in Athens worth about $100,000.

On May 19, 2022, the Athens Police Department responded to a reported theft at Athens City Public Works. The following items were discovered stolen when workers arrived that morning.

  • 2012 Dodge Ram 1500

  • 2011 Dodge Ram 3500

  • 16’ Double Axle Lone Wolf Trailer

  • Two (2) - Toro Zero Turn Mowers

Surveillance video showed that the theft occurred around 2:00 a.m. Two people entered the gated area by cutting a hole in the fence, took the items, disabled the main gate, and left eastbound on Elm Street.  

Approximate value of property stolen: $100,000.00

While investigating the theft, Athens police were notified of a second theft that had occurred at the Limestone County School Bus Garage. Prior to the theft at Public Works, the same two people entered the gated facility by cutting a hole in the fence and then cut two catalytic converters off of a county vehicle.  

If you have any information, please contact Detective Jarrod Smith with the Athens Police Department, (256) 233-8700. 

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