Lawn Care Equipment Thefts on the Rise, Police Say

If you leave a weed trimmer or a mower out for just a few seconds, criminals may seize the opportunity.
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Keep an eye on your lawn equipment, because the thieves certainly are and they're ready to swipe your lawn mower in a matter of seconds.

That's the warning from the Unified Police Department of greater Salt Lake City, Utah, which has witnessed a recent spike in thefts of lawn equipment in Salt Lake County.

Property thefts typically spike in the summer, Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke said, and his department is warning property owners to take simple security precautions.

He said people should keep that in mind the next time they have their lawn equipment out, even when they are at home using it. The thieves are trolling neighborhoods on the Wasatch Front looking for easy opportunities, Lohrke said.

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