PITT COUNTY -

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered after expensive farm equipment were stolen from a Pitt County farm.

William Moore, the owner of W.C. Moore Farms near Bethel, said he had $102,000 worth of equipment stolen from him.

On May 5, he reported that a red 1992 Peterbilt truck (value: $20,000), a 1969 Fontaine trailer ($12,000), and a Caterpillar bulldozer ($70,000) were missing.

Investigators said the thief or thieves probably had a buyer in mind.

"If you're buying a $70,000 bulldozer [and] you're probably paying $20,000for it, you know something is up," said Det. Stan Guthrie with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Moore said he is offering an additional $5,000 in reward money.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pitt County Sheriff's Office at 252-902-2800 or Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.