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Police looking to identify suspects in mower, truck thefts in Stuarts Draft area overnight

police augusta county sheriff deputy arrest Suspects in a string of thefts in the Stuarts Draft area are on the run after sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious U-Haul truck this morning.

According to the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call at 4:54 a.m. regarding a suspicious U-Haul box truck in the area of Guthrie Road, White Hill Road and Churchman’s Mill in Stuarts Draft.

The vehicle was reportedly hauling mowing and farming equipment.

Deputies responded to the area and found the mowers were being offloaded from the truck and trailer. The suspects immediately fled the scene leaving several mowers and vehicles behind.

The driver of the U-Haul also fled on foot after losing control of the vehicle.

Deputies recovered multiple lawnmowers in the back of the U-Haul, a stolen Ford 1-150 truck, pull-behind trailer and an enclosed U-Haul trailer.

The ASCO is asking residents in this area to check their home surveillance cameras for any footage connected to these larcenies.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 245-5333.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.