STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - Portage County Crime Stoppers needs your help to find a bold thief who walked off with landscaping equipment in broad daylight.
Investigators say someone stole a large leaf blower shortly after noon May 14 from the driveway of a home on Green Avenue in the Village of Park Ridge.
"The landscapers showed up to do their work. They finished in the front lawn and went to the back and set the leaf blower down in the driveway. Someone stole it within a half hour," said Tony Babl, interim assistant police chief for the Stevens Point Police Department.
Investigators estimate the value of the tool at $650.
The road in front of the home is heavily traveled when the theft occurred so investigators hope someone noticed suspicious activity in the area.
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-346-6600. You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.