PCSO needs help finding Easley equipment thieves

EASLEY — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for the theft of a Bobcat skid steer and the trailer it was sitting on from a parking lot in Easley.
Deputies with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office say they received word of the theft February 6 when they were called to the scene. According to reports, deputies were told the heavy equipment was owned by a local electrical contractor, Haynes Electrical Utility Corporation. Deputies say the equipment was left in the parking lot of the Hobby Connection on U.S. 123 on February 2 and was not discovered missing until February 6.
The trailer that held the skid steer is described as a nine-ton Hudson, yellow in color. The skid steer, a Bobcat model 923, was reported as white in color and said to have the electrical company’s stickers adhered to the back.
The following day, deputies say they were contacted by the owners of the Hobby Connection and presented with surveillance video footage that showed suspicious activities the day of the theft. In the footage, deputies believe they can see two vehicles scouting the equipment prior to the robbery.
The vehicles officers are looking for are a white Chevrolet truck on February 3, and a dark-colored truck they spotted at 1 a.m. the next morning.
Deputies say that the video went on to show a red dump truck drive up to the equipment around 9 a.m. on February 4. The dump truck, which was described as older with paint flaking, then pulled away and appeared to be headed toward Greenville.
If anyone has information concerning the robbery, they are asked to to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.