Business looks for help finding crook

Man stole $4,000 trailer from contracting business

By Scott Johnson - Reporter , Elizabeth Berry
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Robber cuts fence at construction company 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A local business captured a man on camera stealing from their Philips Highway contracting company.

Tammy McIvor couldn't believe it when she saw the man on video use bolt cutters to open a fence and get into the back lot of Giles McIvor Inc. on Philips Highway.

The break-in happened earlier this week when the brazen crook cut his way in and took everything he wanted.

"Did you expect to get them this good on camera?" asked Channel 4's Scott Johnson.

"We weren't sure because it was installed only six months ago. Surprised at the video we have," said Tammy McIvor.

In the video, the man can be seen walking up to the fence, using bolt cutters to break the chain, then he pulls his white pickup truck inside the gate and right past more surveillance cameras. The man then hooks the truck up to a $4,000 trailer and drives off with it.

"When we came to work the next day saw the chain on the ground, very frustrated. It's a violation of your taking something that doesn't belong to them and we're hard working people," said McIvor.

The video did not record the truck's tag number because there was blue tape over it. Despite that, McIvor hopes that someone recognizes the truck or the man.

"The construction, we're a general contractor. The construction industry, they rob job sites and dumpsters, all sorts of stuff," said McIvor.

Police are investigating the crime. Anyone with information is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

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