A local businessman is offering a $1,000 reward in hopes of finding the people responsible for burglarizing his factory last month.
McMinnville Tool and Die owner Myers Hand estimates $12,000 worth of equipment was stolen during the late-night or early morning burglary.
“This is my first time of having something like this happen to me and I feel very low and very mad,” said Hand. “I’m offering a $1,000 reward in an effort to find the responsible parties. The money is for their arrest and conviction.”
According to McMinnville Police detective Barry Powers, the thief or thieves stole two zero-turn radius lawnmowers, an air compressor, chainsaw, trimmer, drills, and other miscellaneous tools. About 15 items were stolen.
“We’ve developed some suspects,” said Powers. “There is video surveillance evidence of a white, extended cab pickup truck in the area at that time with a person being let out and leaving on foot.”
Hand says he hopes the reward will serve as motivation for someone to come forward with new information about the crime. The burglary occurred either late Monday night, May 12, or early Tuesday morning, May 13. McMinnville Tool and Die is located on Needmore Road.
Anyone with information can call detective Powers or detective Lt. Nichole Mosley at 473-3386.