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Woman's lawn equipment stolen, uses Facebook to tackle the problem

Priscilla Harwell doesn't understand why anyone would want to steal from her family.

Posted: Nov 6, 2017 9:18 AM

Huntsville citizens are finding a new way of fighting crime, and it's by using social media.

Priscilla Harwell doesn't understand why anyone would want to steal from her family.

"Our mower and trailer were both stolen right out of our driveway...It was 3 weeks ago," said Priscilla Harwell who lives in Huntsville.

The lawn cutting equipment that the tieves took were worth $3,000 total. They were used for more than just their front yard.

"It was our second source of income. We had a small lawn care company that we owned and operated on the weekends and sometimes after work."

After Harwell called the police, she posted to a new Facebook group called, 'Stolen Stuff Huntsville.'

It allows people to be on the look out for potential problems.

"Huntsville friends. If you see a blue altima 80's style driving our neighborhoods, please call the police," Harwell said.

Crooks snatched off Halloween lights from this person's house.

"They don't care. They're bold. They just go in your driveway. Knowing neighbors could be home," Harwell said.

Even the stolen East Limestone High School Band trailer is on here.

However, Patricia Harwell believes this group will help catch the criminals.

"I hope more people can join together and try to help each other out because I know the police have a lot going on," Harwell said.

Huntsville Police said they're still working on the case and have not yet caught the person who stole the items out of Pricsilla Harwell's yard.

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