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State Police Investigating Theft of Abandoned Bobcat

bobcat skid steer stolen schuylkill county

State Police are looking into an incident in the last week in which someone stole a Bobcat skid steer from a business, tried to drive away but ended up in a ditch.

According to information released from State Police in Frackville, the theft happened some time between 6 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 6. That’s when they say someone went to Black Rock Trucks and Equipment, along Firemans Rd. in West Mahanoy Township, and “gained access” to a Bobcat skid steer. The vehicle was near the back of the business’s property.

Once the wanted thief got on the Bobcat, they attempted to drive it away. They made their way to a wooded area nearby but along the way, their scheme came undone. The Bobcat ended up being driven into a nearby drainage ditch.

Unable to get the Bobcat out of the ditch, the would-be thief abandoned their effort and left the vehicle where it got stuck.

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If you’ve got information that might help police find the person who tried making off with this Bobcat, you’re asked to call PSP-Frackville at 570-874-5300.


File photo: Bobcat (May not be actual vehicle involved in incident)

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  1. Bill

    December 10, 2020 at 8:09 am

    It’s 2020. Do they not have finger prints? Someone idiot enough to drive a bobcat into a ditch like that probably isn’t smart enough to know how to hide their prints either. Is there really no evidence or are the cops that stupid too?

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