Portland Police urging people to lock up snow blowers

7:07 PM, Feb 20, 2014   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Portland Police are urging people to keep their snow blowers locked up or out of sight Thursday. Four snow blowers have been stolen from homeowners driveways in the past week.

It's been a rough week for John Joslin in Portland. First, he lost his job and then on Tuesday night as yet another snowstorm was hitting the city someone came into his driveway and stole his brand new snow blower.

Police say it's a crime of opportunity and in a winter where snow blowers are in high demand thieves have found a market for the stolen equipment.

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