Thefts from Work Vans/Hutchinson 13 Feb 14

Hutchinson Police are investigating two thefts that occurred last week from work trucks netting the thieves thousands of dollars worth of tools.

The first theft was reported last Wednesday morning just after 7 in which the victim reported that over $8,300 worth of tools, power tools, and construction equipment taken sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning from his work van that was parked on the street in the 1100 block of Blackhawk Drive Southwest.

The second theft was reported just after 11 the same morning after the victim discovered that nearly $6,000 worth of plumbing and heating tools and equipment were taken from external compartments on the truck.  That vehicle was parked in the 900 block of Merrill Street Southwest and was also hit sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning.

The investigation continues.