TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -
An automobile automechanic in Tempe says he was targeted by thieves not once, though twice. The thieves weren’t after his lot full of cars; they took his trailers.
Robert Kelly of Kelly’s Automotive Repair Service pronounced he returned to his seminar nearby University Avenue and State Route 143 to find a initial trailer had been stolen final month. Then on Monday, he schooled a second trailer he loaned to a crony in Phoenix had also been stolen.
“Within 5 weeks, I’ve had dual trailers disappear and when we started looking around, we found out there’s 4 other people that’s blank trailers too. All in a same time frame,” he said.
Kelly’s friend, Tristen Haight, pronounced thieves stole his heavy-duty trailer, that he estimated was value about $10,000, from a work site in Mesa nearby a U.S. 60 and Signal Butte.
“I only had it on a pursuit site in a frame mall. We left it over a weekend. Came behind on Monday, and it was gone,” Haight said.
Mesa military Sgt. Diana Williams pronounced that thievery was reported Dec. 5.
She pronounced statistics on a series of trailer thefts were not immediately available. Williams pronounced a box underscored a significance of carrying notice video or private confidence to guard valuables during work sites.
Haight and Kelly both pronounced they secured their trailer’s tires with wire and had a close on a hitch, though a defenses were apparently no compare for a thieves. The trailer loaned to a crony in Phoenix was not secured, Kelly said.
Last month, thieves stole another trailer used by a Phoenix male to broach toys, garments and books to bankrupt neighborhoods in Mexico.
“Unfortunately, trailers, like cars and bicycles, are stolen with regularity. These equipment are mostly recovered with frequency, as well,” pronounced Phoenix military Sgt. Vince Lewis. “We advise folks to safeguard theirs are scrupulously purebred and secured and cruise adding an owners practical series if they don’t have a singular sequence number.”
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