Lincoln County Sheriff's Detectives are investigating the theft of an RTV from Al Lane's Kawasaki on East Highway 27 at about 2:30 a.m. on July 13.
Investigators say the suspects gained entry through an outside fence. The break-in was discovered at 9:30 that morning. Stolen was an orange & gray 2014 Kubota RTV valued at $13,000. A second RTV had been pushed into a field nearby, but was recovered and returned to the business.
A security camera at a nearby business captured images of a small white car as it pulled behind a neighboring service station and then left the scene. The car returned approximately 20 minutes later, followed by a U-Haul cab-over style truck.
Detectives believe three suspects were involved in the incident. They apparently loaded the RTV onto the truck and left the scene. Security cameras did not record the two vehicles leaving.
Anyone with information about the crime should contact the Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln Co. Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909. A Crime Stoppers tip leading to an arrest could result in a reward of up to $1,000.