UPDATE 9/18: Police arrested 39-year-old Christopher Funai and 36-year-old Herbert Worrell, both of Chesapeake, in connection with the crimes.
IVOR -- The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office says seven zero-turn Husqvarna lawn mowers worth $31,509 were stolen from Crawford’s Small Engine and Equipment on Route 460 in Ivor.
Authorities say on the suspects broke onto the property on Sunday evening through a chain link fence surrounding the building.
Security footage shows the lawn mowers being driven down Route 460 to another location where the lawn mowers were loaded in a trailer.
The suspect vehicle is possibly a white, mid-‘90s F-series pick-up, four full doors with a long bed. The vehicle was seen pulling a white, tandem-axle enclosed trailer.
There are two other suspect vehicles. The first appears to be a white Dodge Charger. The second vehicle cannot be seen clearly on the security footage. Both vehicles are seen traveling back and forth on Route 460 during the theft. The second vehicle is eventually seen picking up a suspect on foot, authorities said.
If you have any information contact the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office at 757-653-2100 or www.shso.org or the Franklin/Southampton Crime Line at 757-653-2900.