News

Actions

Over 100 recovered construction items unclaimed

WFTX-Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 8:51 AM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 08:51:14-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Have you had a cement mixer stolen from you?  The Lee County Sheriff's Office may have it, along with numerous other stolen construction tools.

A recent Lehigh Acres drug bust led to the arrest of two men, 34-year-old Tacuma Horrobin and 50-year-old Wade Anderson.  But in addition to drugs, weapons, and cash, investigators also located a huge stash of construction equipment -- including everything from cement mixers to generators, chains saws and dirt compactors. 

While some of the items were able to be traced back and returned to their rightful owners, more than 100 items remain unclaimed.  Most of the items that have been identified at this point were reported as stolen from the central and western parts of Lee County.

“We’re asking anyone in the construction industry in Lee County to go through their inventory and if they are missing any major pieces of equipment to check the serial numbers and contact either Crime Stoppers or the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to see if their stolen goods may be sitting in a storage room waiting to be returned,” says Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.

Anyone with information on where some of these items may have been stolen from, or to whom they belong to, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.