Investigators recover $120,000 in landscaping equipment after alleged theft in Claremont

Durham police are laying charges after recovering more than $120,000 in stolen landscaping equipment in Claremont.

Police say there were called around 1:30 am Monday to a yard on Old Brock Road. The yard had been broken into, and a truck, a trailer, and lawnmower equipment had been stolen.

Officers quickly arrested one of the suspects and found the truck and trailer.

That evening, investigators executed search warrants at a pair of locations on Sideline 20 and Sideline 12, respectively. They wound up recovering the remaining tools and equipment.

Nicole Lewis, 40, of Stouffville, has been arrested and charged with theft (over $5,000) and possession of property obtained by crime (over $5,000).

She was released on an undertaking.

Anyone with information can call Detective Constable Shaddick or Detective Barkwell at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2531/2562. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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