PETALUMA (CBS SF) — Petaluma police said today they are investigating the recent theft of a $40,000 excavator from a construction site.

The 2006 Caterpillar 302.5c mini excavator was stolen from a job site on the corner of East Washington and Payran streets between Saturday evening and Monday morning, police said.

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Neighbors saw a flat bed truck in the parking lot before the theft, police said.

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Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call police at (707) 778-4372.

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