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Fayette, Westmoreland tractor thefts might be related

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 5:09 p.m.

State police believe that the thefts of four tractors worth more than $70,000 from dealerships in Fayette and Westmoreland counties may be related.

Two John Deere tractors were taken from Middletown Tractor, 655 Pittsburgh Road, North Union, on March 30. A suspect was dropped off by an ATV to steal the first tractor, while the second was taken using either a trailer or rental truck, according to police.

Another two John Deere tractors were taken from West Central Equipment in Salem Township in April.

The State Police Auto Theft Task Force is assisting in the investigation.

Anoyone with information on the thefts is asked to contact Fayette County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-404-TIPS or crimestoppersfayette@gmail.com.

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