Don't know if it's still a thing or not but a buddy of mine used to steal any of the expensive equipment sitting out front of home depots, lowes and other places like that. Him and his buddies would pull up in a truck with or without a small trailer, cut the tiedown cables with bolt cutters or if there was no tiedowns or chains they'd just load up and go. Anything. Snowblowers, lawn mowers, they have all sorts of things out front of those stores. It's very brazen of course but he got away with it for years.