Ken Edwards, proprietor of Blade Masters Yard Upkeep, is attempting to determine how he can proceed to service his 100 clients after somebody drove away along with his livelihood early Monday morning.

Edwards’ video surveillance digital camera captured a single particular person getting into his yard close to 14 Mile Highway and Van Dyke Avenue at roughly 4 a.m. Monday, creeping on to his patio, then going to the driveway and scorching wiring his firm truck to which a trailer stuffed with $35,000 price of apparatus was hooked up.

Edwards has owned the corporate along with his son, Kenny, for 20 years.

“We stay on a useless finish avenue so we don’t know if we had been focused or if this was simply random,” mentioned Edwards. “My son had a motorbike and four-wheeler on the patio and the thief checked out these first, then got here across the aspect of the home to the driveway and scorching wired the truck.”

This crimson pickup truck with a trailer hooked up was stolen from Blade Masters Yard Upkeep in Warren earlier this week.(FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Edwards is scrambling to switch the stolen tools and get again up and working as quickly as attainable, however the present provide chain points make that job extremely troublesome. Not solely has the price of trailers and mowers nearly doubled, in lots of instances they’re merely not obtainable to buy.

A visit to a neighborhood business garden tools retailer yesterday was discouraging for Edwards and his son.

“They’ve two mowers we will order, however they aren’t positive how lengthy it should take for supply,” mentioned Edwards. “There may be nothing in inventory proper now; the whole lot is bought out. That was our livelihood. When somebody takes the instruments you might want to feed your loved ones, it simply hits you arduous. On this enterprise, you’ve gotten a brief window the place you can also make your cash and for one thing like this to occur actually units us again.”

The folks on the garden tools retailer indicated Edwards was the third garden upkeep service proprietor inside per week who had are available and mentioned all of their tools had been stolen.

Edwards mentioned his predominant precedence is constant to service his clients, many who depend on Blade Masters to maintain their yards maintained. He hopes to discover a technique to get issues again up and working by subsequent week.

“I’ve among the best clients somebody might ask for, so not with the ability to be on the market serving to them is basically troublesome,” mentioned Edwards. “We service individuals who can’t lower their garden; we now have some clients with most cancers and one buyer whose spouse simply had a stroke. We’ve got numerous aged clients who simply can’t exit and lower their yards. It’s not with the ability to assist folks like that that brings you down.”

This video from Ken Edwards' surviellanceThis video from Ken Edwards’ surviellance

Up till now, Blade Masters had solely had two weed whippers stolen in 20 years of being in enterprise.

The incident has been reported to the Warren Police Division and Edwards hopes his tools might be discovered and returned. Within the meantime, he has had individuals who have supplied to mortgage Blade Masters some tools in order that he and his son can get again to serving the neighborhood and making a residing.

Kenny Edwards has began a GoFundMe to assist offset the price of changing the trailer and tools that was stolen. Up to now, $2,875 has been raised. To donate, go to gofund.me/10fbea5b.

When you’ve got data regarding the situation of the Blade Masters truck, trailer or tools, please contact the Warren Police Division at 586-574-4700.

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