Champaign authorities investigate thefts

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CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in its investigation into two thefts that took place during the month of August.

Champaign authorities say the first incident happened in the 900 block of East County Road 2400 North in Condit Township during the overnight hours of August 3 and 4..  Deputies say an unknown person or persons took a white-colored 2002 Ford F-250 "Cross Construction" pickup truck, a 1978 black-framed homemade trailer, and a Caterpillar Skid Steer with an attached high-flow wheel saw.  The estimated value of the stolen property is about $53,000.

The second incident happened in the 800 block of West Ford Harris Road in Hensley Township during the overnight hours of August 24 and 25.  Authorities say an unknown person or persons took a Tory Built 27 ton log splitter, with an estimated value of $1,400.

Deputies say they believe both incidents to be related at this time.  If you have any information regarding these incidents, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (217) 384-8477.  We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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