Nearly $1,000 worth of lawn equipment was reported stolen this week from a Mount Pleasant rental property, police said.

According to police, the alleged theft is believed to have occurred Tuesday at a home on Hidden Bridge Drive.

The property's owner told police he left the rental around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday but that he placed a key beneath a mat so a plumber could get inside the home.

When the man returned, he discovered several pieces of equipment missing. Among the missing tools were a Briggs and Stratton self-propelled mower worth $450, a weed eater with blower and edger attachments worth $250, a Dewalt drill worth $150 and other items.

The man could not recall serial numbers for the tools, police said. However, similar tools were later pawned at a Money Man Pawn shop on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, police said.

An employee at the pawnshop told police he did not recall who brought the items in or how much was paid for them.

The theft remains under investigation.

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