Updated: 08/11/2014 7:13 PM
Created: 08/11/2014 4:52 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart
A rash of costly thefts has several southern Minnesota John Deere dealerships on edge.
The thefts are happening at dealerships owned by SEMA Equipment Inc. The most recent theft was at a dealership in Leroy, Minnesota, on the Iowa border.
Three John Deere Gator utility vehicles were stolen last week. The thefts are a big hit to the company, because the vehicles are valued at almost $16,000 each.
"Leroy typically hasn't had any trouble with it, but our other locations have had several stolen this year. We’ve had a total of eight stolen and a zero track mower. And for anybody who helps us find them there is a $4,000 reward per unit," said Brendt Warrington of SEMA Equipment.
The company believes they're being targeted specifically. There are no leads on any suspects.