Winter Haven police are investigating the theft of a 23,000-pound front-end loader from a lot sometime in the past week.
The Kawasaki Z60 front-end/wheel loader was parked May 30 in a lot at the intersection of Haynes Drive and Haynes Boulevard Northwest.
The owner returned today to find the equipment gone.
The loader would need a large truck and trailer to transport.
Anyone who may have seen a large tractor-trailer-sized vehicle at this location or may have any information about this theft is asked to contact the Winter Haven Police Department at (863) 291-5620 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).