The Winchester Police Department is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who stole a cement mixer.

In a Thursday post to their Facebook page, police describe the missing machine as an orange Crown portable mixer that was at a construction site near the Evergreen Cemetery on Richmond Road. The post says the theft is thought to have occurred between the afternoon of Sept. 25 and morning of Sept. 28.

According to Detective Sgt. Mike Carrier, the machine was taken from the site of a business development and was not easily visible from the road. He also said the mixer would have been transported using a ball hitch, meaning that the person who took it likely would have needed a pick-up truck or a flatbed to move it.

Anyone with information pertaining to the missing mixer is asked to contact Carrier at 239-4814.

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