ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke enterprise proprietor is relieved to see her tools once more after it disappeared Tuesday night time.
Carrie Poff stated a thief seemingly stole a wooden storage truck and a wooden chipper from her enterprise, Brown Hound Tree Service. The reportedly stolen gadgets have been discovered close to Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County on Wednesday.
“This can be a newer truck we simply acquired, so it means quite a bit to us on a private degree,” Poff stated. “It’s simply completely not honest and never okay that somebody tried to steal that from us, and they need to be prosecuted.”
The truck and woodchipper have been positioned by Debbie Robbins, who noticed them on her drive to work.
Robbins stated she noticed the truck caught within the mud on Lakewood Forest Highway in Moneta and assumed a crew was working. When she noticed the truck nonetheless there on her drive dwelling seven hours later, she determined to name the enterprise quantity posted on the aspect of it.
“Individuals have been crossing the middle line, getting across the again finish of the tools,” Robbins stated. “I assumed to myself, ‘This has bought to cease, and I hope the proprietor comes and strikes this.’”
“Once I referred to as, they stated, ‘That car is stolen,’ and I stated, ‘I didn’t know that.’”
Poff stated the gear was value greater than $57,000. The truck is simply too broken to be used after the theft, however the woodchipper is already again in operation.
She’s shocked and relieved to have all of it again.
“We figured it was in West Virginia or Kentucky with the VIN quantity scratched off and a brand new coat of paint,” Poff stated. “We’re a hard-working, family-owned enterprise. Whatever the dimension of your organization, you place blood, sweat and tears into it.”
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