BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Someone stole two riding mowers from Bossier Little League's equipment shed.
"A board member noticed the mowers gone. And we were hoping a board member took it to use it or took it in for service," league spokesman Casey Bailiff said.
"But after a few texts around, we quickly realized both had been stolen. And we contacted the Bossier City Police Department."
Now Bossier Little League is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
League officials think the Exmark zero-turn radius mowers were taken sometime late Friday evening or early Saturday morning from the locked shed at Shed at Swan Lake roads in Bossier City.
Both machines are red. One has a 70-inch cut; the other is 60 inches. One is new; the other is about seven years old.
This is not the first time the league's facilities have been burglarized or vandalized.
In those cases, police determined that juveniles were responsible.
"We get vandalized from time to time, the concession is broken into, they take food out. It's just kids that are out, have a little time on their hands," Bailiff said.
League officials think the mower theft is different.
"These are two large mowers that had to be dragged out. The keys weren't in the mowers. So somebody had to have come with a trailer and actually had time to load them up. So somebody saw something."
League officials urge anyone with any information about the theft to call Bossier City police at (318) 741-8611.