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Tree removal equipment stolen from Garner restaurant

Posted June 14, 2013

— A dump truck full of logs carrying a trailer and a Bobcat excavation machine were stolen Thursday outside a restaurant in Garner, the owner of a local tree service said Friday. 

Tim Robbins, owner of Arbormax Tree Service, said he was inside the Buffalo Wild Wings on Shenstone Lane about 10:45 p.m. when his truck was taken from the parking lot. 

Robbins, who said his company had responded to dozens of calls Thursday after powerful storms knocked down trees and power lines across the area, estimated the equipment was worth about $100,000.

Garner police said the 2004 dump truck has a white cab and black bed. The Sunguard trailer was carrying a white and green Bobcat. 

Anyone who sees the dump truck should call the Garner Police Department at 919-772-8810.


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  • anonymous25 Jun 17, 2013

    How easy is it to move something that big on the black market? Can you actually find somebody willing to buy an excavation machine out the back of a truck?

  • common tater Jun 14, 2013

    sounds like the scene from Goodfellas

  • 911woody2 Jun 14, 2013

    The truck was a dump truck that had the logs inside the "Dump" part of the truck and it had the trailer hooked to it. The Bobcat was on the trailer.

  • sap0953 Jun 14, 2013

    What does your comment mean C*CK A DOODLE DOO?

  • Cock a doodle doo Jun 14, 2013

    This sounds pretty typical for the White Oak area. It's like going to an alternate universe how different people can be.

  • ripetomatoes Jun 14, 2013


    be on the lookout for average height woodchuck wearing black hoodie and red baseball cap worn sideways...

  • umop apisdn Jun 14, 2013

    Arbormax is a good company, they've done work for me. Hope get their stuff back.

    BWW's wings always seemed a little too sticky, and now I know why.

  • heard-it-all-before Jun 14, 2013

    "That must be one huge truck if it can hold a trailer, a bobcat, and a load of logs."

    LOL point goes to you. seems anyone can "write" an article or book these days. no wonder we're so dumb.

  • Six String Jun 14, 2013

    "what a huge set someone has to have to be daring enough to steal that!!" ---slcota

    That's the truth! Either someone plans to go into business, or fence the stuff somewhere. Probably won't be at a flea market; seems like the market for selling that kind of stuff is slim.

  • midnightclay Jun 14, 2013

    Sounds kind of fishy to me.