Northampton Township police say thieves targeted two local businesses this past week, stealing more than $4,000 worth of goods in two separate incidents.
The first incident occured overnight Sunday at Handy Man Builders on Buck Road.
According to police, sometime between 3:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, several items were taken from an open area on the business property. Stolen items include: a bush hog; an industrial landscaping rake; two aluminum extension ladders; a stainless steel gas grill and various pieces of aluminum scrap. The combined value of the items was estimated at $4,400, police said.
The next incident occurred sometime overnight Thursday at Franklin Instruments, police said.
A representative of the Railroad Drive business told police that between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday, someone stole several pieces of industrial equipment that had been left outside in the parking lot overnight. Some of the pieces weighed as much as 600 pounds.
The estimated combined value of the equipment taken from Franklin Instruments was $4,350.