Police investigate $36,000 in thefts from two trailers

Thursday, October 7, 2010 | 2:51 p.m. CDT; updated 2:56 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 7, 2010

COLUMBIA — Police are investigating thefts totaling more than $36,000 from two trailers.

One of the thefts took place at a construction site at 3351 Gans Road between 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 7 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Someone broke into a full-sized trailer and stole a Bobcat utility vehicle valued at $10,000 and tools valued at more than $8,000, according to the release.

The other theft was from a trailer parked in front of Victory Lane Automotive at 5822 Brown Station Road. Someone broke into the trailer between Sept. 21 and Sept. 30 and took a laptop computer, radios, tools and other electronic equipment worth more than $18,000, according to the release.

Police are asking anyone with information about the thefts to call the department at 874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 875-tips.

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