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Cops probe Riverhead landscape equipment theft

Police from Suffolk County and the Town of Riverhead are trying to find out who stole $13,025 worth of landscaping power equipment from a Riverhead retail shop in June.

According to police reports, sometime between 5 p.m. on June 21 and 7 a.m. on June 22, one or more persons broke into Basso Motors, 1556 W. Main St., making off with several pieces of gas-powered landscape equipment.

Entrance to the shop was through a broken window, police said.

Among the stolen items are a chain saw, hedge trimmer, string trimmer, lawn mower and circular saw, police said in a release. Most of the items were manufactured by Husqvarna.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers, 800-220-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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