Burglars Hit Construction Site

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Tuesday, February 20 2007 Feb 20, 2007 Tuesday, February 20, 2007 6:39:05 PM CST February 20, 2007 in News
Detectives with the Columbia Police Department told KOMU that the chances of finding the burglars or the stolen goods is slim. Wise says he's heard of burglars coming back to hit the same site again a few weeks later to steal any new tools the builder bought to replace the originals. He also said that in 17 years of business this is the first time one of his work-sites has been robbed.

But he says he's learned his lesson, and that if the culprits try to rob him again, he's going to nail them. Wise says his insurance company has been extremely helpful in replacing the stolen goods. And he's already installed a security system on the site, and he's made a new rule for all of his work-sites.

"No tools on the job-site left overnight," said Wise.

Columbia police told say the serial numbers from Wise's tools will be entered into a statewide system so they can be tracked. If the burglars try to sell the tools to a pawn shop anywhere in the state, authorities will see the transaction and, hopefully, be able to trace them back to the burglars.

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