2014-02-20 / Maine

Four snowblowers taken in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — A snowy Maine winter has increased the demand for snowblowers, and police in Portland say some opportunistic thieves are taking advantage.

Police say four of the machines have been stolen in the city in the past week.

Lt. James Sweatt says all of the stolen snowblowers were left unsecured and outdoors. They had not been recovered as of Wednesday.

Police think at least two people are involved in the thefts, and are likely using a pickup truck to move the snowblowers, which weigh as much as 100 pounds.

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