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Four wheelers target of Bladen County thieves

By Erin Smith

Bladen County residents are being urged to secure their four wheelers when they are not in use after a rash of four wheeler thefts.

“There have been several four wheelers stolen in the southern part of Bladen County,” said Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton.

The most recent theft was reported on Wednesday, May 23rd, when a homeowner’s wife reported their Polaris Four Wheeler was missing. The incident ocurred at 154 McKee Road, Clarkton, said Guyton.

The missing four wheeler is described as a red 2018 Polaris 570 Sportsman with two brackets in the front holding a speaker. The four wheeler was valued at $7,200 and has been entered into NCIC as stolen, according to Guyton.

Guyton said officers found tracks from the four wheeler leading across a field behind the home. Deputies have no further leads in the case.

“Homeowners are urged to secure them (four wheelers) and keep them stored in a locked building if possible,” said Guyton. He added there have been reports or four or five four wheelers which have been stolen recently in Bladen County.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at 910-862-6960.


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