$200,000 worth of equipment stolen from Wethersfield tree company


WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — $200,000 dollars worth of equipment was stolen from a Wethersfield tree company Thursday night.

The owner and his employees said they were devastated, adding that they still have many jobs left to do this year.

Bruce Graver has been in business with Graver Tree Inc. for over 25 years and said nothing like this has ever happened to him before.

Graver told News 8 someone broke into his business, stole equipment, and loaded it up into a company truck and drove off.

Graver said he came into work Friday morning to start the day and prepare for the jobs ahead when he noticed one of his chipper trucks was gone in addition to thousands of dollars worth of tree equipment like saws, chains, and blowers. All taken from his garage.

Graver said whoever was involved isn’t just hurting him, but hurting the men who work at Graver Tree who work to earn an honest living.

“It’s surreal. It doesn’t seem possible how anybody could just come in and do such a thing. It seemed like a heist instead of a simple robbery. It seemed like a well thought out plan and they came here and methodically took out stuff.”

– Bruce Graver, Owner, Graver Tree Inc.

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