Crime Stoppers Reward Offered in Brazos Co. Drill Bits Theft

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It's a high dollar crime and the Brazos County Sheriff's Office needs your help solving it.

Investigators say thieves stole two drill bits from an oil rig in the 8600 block of Weedon Loop in Brazos County.

The theft was discovered on December 17th when the rig supervisor reportedly noticed an empty box sitting under the office trailer and thought that maybe the drill bit was in use on the rig. After an inventory check was completed, it was determined that two drill bits were missing.

Delivery tickets confirmed that a VM-1 12-1/4 (311.2MM) drill bit valued at $30,650 had been delivered on November 26, 2013 and a GX-09 8-1/2 (215.9MM) drill bit valued at $17,700 had been delivered on December 12, 2013.

Brazos County Sheriff's Office Investigators were advised that the missing drill bits are extremely heavy and it would require a fork lift or several people to load and move the drill bits.

If you have any information about this crime or any persons(s) involved in this crime, you are asked to call Brazos County Crime Stoppers at 979.775.8477.

You can also submit a Web Tip at or by Text to 274637 (Begin your text message with TIPBCS). You do not have to give your name and you will remain anonymous. Brazos County Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information you give leads to an arrest or recovery of property in this case.