Police say more than $100,000 in trucks and lawn equipment was stolen Wednesday night or Thursday morning from a business in Caseyville.
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Capt. Bruce Fleshren said a large section of fencing was cut, and gates were rammed by trucks at the business, Munie Green Care.
Four trucks and three trailers containing lawn equipment were stolen.
The theft was discovered by workers who arrived at the business, at 1000 Milburn School Road, early Thursday morning. The business had closed about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Fleshren also said there were approximately four houses —under construction — burglarized in the same time period less than a mile away, on Old Collinsville Road.
“We do not know if they are related, but because they are close together we are certainly looking into that,” he said. “Right now we don't have a lot to go on with either set of crimes.”
He said appliances and other items were taken from those homes.
As of Thursday afternoon, Fleshren said investigators had little information and had not identified any suspects.
Police asked that anyone with information contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department at 618-277-3504.