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 Local Theft Investigation Ongoing

February 13, 2008 - The investigation into the theft of tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise from a local business continues. Thieves are believed to have struck Hoosier Outdoor Power and Farm Supply, 6750 W. U.S. Hwy. 40, on Sunday, Feb. 3, or early Monday, Feb. 4. After forcing their way into the building, the criminals proceeded to empty the store of much of its inventory.

Detective Stacey Guffey of the Henry County Sheriff's Department told The Banner on Tuesday that investigators are following up on leads that have come in over the phone. Because the case is still pending, he said the HCSD could not release specific details at this time.

While initial estimates of the loss suffered by Hoosier Outdoor Powers owners, Mark Fort and Neal Hall, were as high as $70,000, Guffey told The Banner he believes the value will end up being $45,000-$50,000. Items stolen included four mowers, an all-terrain vehicle, nearly all of their insulated winter clothing, blue jeans, a generator, an air compressor, a power washer, computer and monitor, weed eaters, chainsaws, paint, tools and cash.

Fort told The Banner Tuesday afternoon that process of getting his and Hall's business restocked has been slow, with the theft of their computer complicating efforts to identify everything that was taken. "Still, it could have been worse," he said.

Anyone with information about this crime, or similar ones, is asked to contact Guffey at the HCSD's Criminal Investigations Division at (765) 529-5669, or call HCSD dispatch at (765) 529-4901.

 

 

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