Sumter sheriff seeks bandit who stole Bobcat from Wildwood construction site

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a thief who ripped off a heavy piece of machinery from a Wildwood construction site recently.

The bandit hit the site, located at 7650 Spring Flow Ave. near State Road 44 and Interstate 75, on April 22 and stole a Bobcat T630. The piece of machinery is shown in the video above.

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives located a vehicle of interest depicted in video surveillance. It is described as a white pickup truck with an extended cab with a dark line along the bottom, running the length of its side. The truck was pulling a flatbed trailer, which can be seen with the Bobcat on it.

This Bobcat T630 was reported stolen from a Wildwood construction site last month.

The vehicle was spotted in the area of the theft on April 22 at about 2:40 am. Detectives tracked the vehicle traveling on U.S. Hwy. 441 south of State Road 19 at approximately 3:14 am.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Justin Street at (352) 793-2621. To remain anonymous, contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) and reference case number 1855.

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