PD: Backhoe stolen, set on fire in Southington - WFSB 3 Connecticut

PD: Backhoe stolen, set on fire in Southington

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SOUTHIGNTON, CT (WFSB) -

Police are looking for the person or people responsible for stealing a backhoe and setting it on fire in Southington early Friday morning.

Firefighters found a backhoe engulfed in heavy flames near the New Britain Reservoir on North Shuttle Street at 12:18 a.m.

The backhoe was discovered in the woods about 200 feet from the road and was extinguished quickly by firefighters.

Police said the backhoe was stolen from a property in the area before being set on fire.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Southington Police Department at 860-621-0101.

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