EIGHT MILE, Ala. (WALA) - The owner of an auto salvage yard in Eight Mile believes the two thieves caught on tape burglarizing his business planned the use stolen equipment to commit another crime.
Surveillance video shows two men who stole a boom truck from Reid's Auto Salvage on Highway 45 on March 10. Jesse Reid, the owner of the business said, the thieves broke the steering column on another truck so badly the vehicle still won't start.
After driving the second truck through the gate, the steering wheel apparently fell off the truck about half a mile from the business. That truck was left on the side of Highway 45.
Reid said, normally, thieves are looking for parts when they hit a salvage yard.
According to Reid, the only thing the boom trucks might have been used for was to burglarize another business, possibly in a "smash-and-grab" style crime.
Reid is hoping the surveillance video will lead to an arrest in the case and is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the case.
If you have any information about the crime, call the Mobile County Sheriff's Office.
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