A business in Southwest Florida states its assets was stolen on Christmas.
We spoke to Lonnie Bailey Saturday, the business functions supervisor of Latitude Match Boats in Fort Myers, who instructed us two boat motors had been stolen from the organization all through the holiday.
Having to replace thousands of pounds in boat parts wasn’t the Christmas reward the functions manager and operator were wanting forward to. They hope investigators can discover who stole from their enterprise.
For Bailey and the owner, who is his childhood pal, constructing boats intended to past is more than a usually means for them to place food items on the desk. It’s a passion.
“We assist everybody and it is just difficult when somebody takes it from you,” Bailey stated.
Bailey and the operator went to the store the working day after Xmas to get care of company when they realized critical components were missing.
“We noticed a trailer was stolen over the weekend, which we did not know for the reason that we weren’t here Christmas day at all,” Bailey reported.
Bailey states anything was all caught on camera in wide daylight Xmas early morning. The company’s protection cameras recorded a silver pickup truck backing up to the trailer on the house, and two people today jumped out.
“You know, it’s like receiving kicked in the gut,” Bailey stated. “It’s just an eerie sensation.”
Considerably less than 3 minutes afterwards, that same silver truck pulls off with the trailer and two motors.
“There’s a bunch of thoughts. You get mad,” Bailey claimed. “But at the same time, what can you do?”
Bailey suggests the two individuals were being dressed in all black and masked, and the truck’s license plate was coated.
Bailey and the operator filed a report with Fort Myers Law enforcement Division Saturday early morning. They equally hope cameras all around the community caught a far better glimpse of the truck and can support catch the people today dependable.
“They knew what they were being doing when they received right here,” Bailey mentioned. “Hopefully, a person will see the truck and do the appropriate factor and assistance us get our motors and our trailer again and salvage a thing from this.”
Be aware: Clips of the surveillance video clip from the company will show up in our story in the course of 10 p.m. on WXCW and 11 p.m. on WINK-Tv, and it will be extra to our tale online.