A large piece of stolen equipment was recovered by RCMP Thursday in Upper Nine Mile River in Hants County.

On Thursday, the East Hants Street Crime Enforcement Unit and Enfield RCMP executed a search warrant in Upper Nine Mile River regarding a piece of stolen heavy equipment. 

As a result of the search, a stolen Case 580s backhoe valued at $175,000 was seized from the property.

The equipment had been stolen from Calgary, Alta., in February 2013.

A 56-year-old male was arrested for possession of property obtained by crime and was released from police custody.

He will be appearing in Shubenacadie Provincial Court at a later date.