Police are investigating a $100,000 equipment theft at Soldier Field


LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago police are investigating a burglary that occurred at Soldier Field on Wednesday evening.

The break-in into maintenance equipment was discovered Thursday morning, Luca Serra, Soldier Field’s director of marketing and public relations, told ESPN. Stolen were ride-along mowers and John Deere Gator utility vehicles that belonged to a contractor, not the stadium or the Chicago Bears.

The perpetrators tore the protective fence line from its foundation to access the equipment. The estimated value of the theft and damage is $100,000.

Chicago police said investigators are investigating the theft. According to police, no one was arrested.

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