During the daylight hours of Tuesday, April 14th two white male theft suspects and their vehicle were recorded on security cameras breaking into a storage building business located in the 8100 block of Fostoria Rd. in far north Liberty County. Deputy Cade Lowery responded to this burglary and was advised by the owner that he had seen a silver colored four door Ford F-150 pick-up truck, thought to be a 2014 or 2015 model, enter the facility and drive to the back of the property where locked storage buildings were located. Several minutes later he saw the same two men drive out the front gate with a yellow generator in the bed of the truck.
Such activity is not unusual for this business as clients take their property in and out at all hours of the day. However, later that afternoon a client reported to the owner that locks had been cut on three storage units. Owners were contacted and only one reported a loss. This consisted of a Champion generator 4500 watt, yellow in color, Model 100216 and serial number of 19UN1000222. The Ford truck being driven by the burglary suspects had what appeared to be a spare tire on the right rear wheel as it did not match the other three chrome and black wheels. In addition it had what appeared to be a heavy duty chrome trailer hitch with what appeared, also, to be paper dealers license plates.
The generator has been entered into the NCIC system as stolen for later identification. In a joint effort to help arrest these two suspects, the owner of the facility has joined forces with the Multi-County Crime Stoppers organization by putting up a $1,000. reward combined with any award that Crime Stoppers may offer. Therefore, if anyone has information that will result in the arrest of these two suspects, they are requested to call the Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867). The identity of the “tipster” will remain anonymous.