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Department of Transportation backhoe stolen from work site

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A backhoe nearly identical to this one was stolen. Picture provided by ODOT.

TECUMSEH, Okla. – Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are asking for the public’s help in finding a backhoe that was allegedly stolen from a work site last month.

Authorities say the backhoe was stolen from a work site near the junction of Hwy. 102 and Hwy. 9 west of Tecumseh in Pottawatomie County on July 28.

ODOT crews locked the backhoe and removed the keys after finishing surface repairs in the area.

However, someone was still able to steal the piece of machinery.

Now, officials are asking for help finding the backhoe, which was purchased for $66,000.

The backhoe is described as a 2014 Caterpillar backhoe, with model 420 F. It is yellow and has a blue ODOT logo on each side.

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