MATTHEWS, N.C. — A 43-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a forklift from Pike Nursery in Matthews Tuesday afternoon.
Matthews officers were dispatched to the Devore Lane location around 4 p.m. in regards to the theft from the property.
Officers say that Pike Nursery staff members were able to provide a description of the suspect along with the direction he was last seen traveling on the forklift. Soon after, officers located a man in the Sycamore Commons Shopping Center fitting the description of the suspect in close proximity to a parked orange forklift.
Following an investigation, which included the suspect being positively identified by Pike staff an arrest was made. Travis Legette, the identified suspect, was charged with Larceny of Motor Vehicle and transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail, police say.
The stolen forklift, valued at approximately $17,000, was returned to Pike.