Burglar steals thousands of dollars in tools from 3 businesses in St. George

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ST. GEORGE — Police are searching for a burglar responsible for breaking into a construction site in St. George Sunday morning and making off with thousands of dollars’ worth of tools from three different construction companies.

At 7 a.m. Sunday, employees arrived at a St. George construction site located at 3950 S. River Road and found that a lock on the front fence had been cut, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said.

“Several construction trailers were broken into, resulting in thousands of dollars in tools stolen,” Trombley said, adding:

There were three construction companies who were victims, but they don’t want their names released.

Trombley said she did not have specifics about what is being built at the construction site.

Detectives responded to the site Sunday and processed the scene. An investigation into the theft is ongoing, police said Monday.

Anyone with information about the case may call the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300.

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10 Comments

  • ladybugavenger February 5, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I love my job but the one thing that gets my goat are thieves. I sure wish we could taser them, beat em up, chase em, tackle em…..something lol

    I sure hope they find these bastards

    • 12345 February 5, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      You’re an evil person lol !

      • ladybugavenger February 5, 2018 at 8:22 pm

        The world is upside down 😁

  • comments February 5, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Little St George has grown up to the point where construction sites need night guards or even day guards, sadly.

  • Foxyheart February 5, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    It is kind of hard to help police when you do not know what part of St. George, what the companies did at the site, and what tools to be on the look out for. Good luck!

    • DRT February 5, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      From the address, which is given in the article, the construction site is in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park.
      However the rest of the article is making a big mystery out of it. Kind of looks like law doesn’t want to give out too much information, probably due to on going investigation.

      • 12345 February 5, 2018 at 4:45 pm

        nothing like running around during the midnight free tool five finger discount specials

      • Jimmym February 6, 2018 at 6:27 pm

        I suspect the contractors don’t want their names released because they’ve purchased a hit on the thieves, and they don’t want to sully their reputation when it goes down.

  • mmsandie February 6, 2018 at 9:29 am

    A Doberman would help too. With all the money contractors make. Can.t they afford a better security system.. guess the tools don,t mean that much to them.

    • nicklecoder February 7, 2018 at 9:04 am

      Don’t blame the crime on the victim. There’s nothing immoral or evil about making money. Anyone who knows the industry knows just how big a deal this is; it means re-ordering many of the tools online, setting back work by several days, losing thousands in both tools and time, employee dissatisfaction, and possible default on the contract. These deals are often negotiated in a bidding war between several companies in a contest to see who can do the job the fastest for the least amount of money. The result is that companies often work within a tight margin that can be utterly destroyed by something like this.

      Theft like this is despicable no matter what reasons are behind it and the thief (or thieves, as the case may be) should be punished for their disrespect towards the hard work and time of the companies they stole from.

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