Topeka (WIBW) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says an investigation into a stolen tractor in western Kansas led to $1.3 million in stolen property.
The KBI says the Thomas County Sheriff's Office launched the investigation Sept. 10 when it identified a John Deere 7820 farm tractor that had been reported stolen from Colorado.
The investigation resulted in the execution of search warrants and the recovery of a variety of farm equipment that had also been reported stolen. The KBI estimates the value of the equipment recovered at approximately $1.3 million dollars.
In addition to Thomas County, the Sheriff's Offices from Greeley, Wichita, Cheyenne, Rawlins, Sherman and Scott counties assisted in the recovery of the equipment. The various items were reported stolen from Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
The investigation continues. The KBI and FBI are assisting the county sheriffs’ offices.