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Search on for $50K in stolen engines

Local law enforcement is seeking information in reference to the recent theft of multiple high-value engines from north Forsyth.

According to Robin Regan, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, five custom-built, high-performance engines were stolen from the area of Dahlonega Highway (Hwy. 9) and Keith Bridge Road between July 10 and July 12.

Two firearms and other engine parts were also stolen from a nearby machine shop.

The engines total $50,000 in value, Regan said.

Investigators believe a large truck – bigger than a pickup truck – or trailer was used to commit the theft due to the size of the engines.

“Very specific vehicles would have had to been used to carry these engines,” Regan said. “So we want to seek as much public information as possible because there’s a higher chance that someone saw something suspicious … because of the unique theft.”

The incident appeared to be isolated, according to the lack of other similar crimes reported.

Any information that leads to an arrest could result in a “substantial reward” from the victim.