Thieves Steal $150k Worth of Tools, Machinery from Brazos County Business

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

More than $150,000 worth of tools stolen

  • Authorities say theives cut through fence
  • Stole tools from 10 employees at Bryan Freightliner 
  • Equipment missing worth +$150k

BRAZOS COUNTY The Brazos County Sheriff's office needs your help finding the people involved in a theft of tools and a welding machine valued at more than $150,000.

On Monday, December 23rd, employees at Bryan Freightliner, located at the FM 2818 and Highway 6, in Brazos County, arrived to work to discover thieves had burglarized the shop building.

Evidence indicates that the thieves gained entry into the fenced yard by cutting through the fence, then drove to the shop and forced their way in.

Once inside, the thieves searched and ransacked through employee toolboxes and stole hand tools, power tools, and a Miller welder.

"We have taken several shoe impressions and tire impressions from the scene," said Brazos County Sheriff's Investigator Steven White.

"The people responsible stole a large amount of hand tools, air tools, and a welding machine," continued White.

Sheriff's investigators report that 10 different employees had tools stolen and that the lost estimate is at over $150,000.

The Sheriff's Office needs your help to catch the people responsible. If you have some information call Crime Stoppers at 775-TIPS. Remember you don't give your name when you contact Crime Stoppers and you could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000

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