Large equipment stolen from a Huntsville business, cameras vandalized

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Kennedy and Sons is hoping the community can help catch some thieves.

They say three men stole equipment from the established Huntsville business on Stringfield Road off Blake Bottom Road late Monday night. Laura Lopez works at Kennedy and Sons. She said it was a shocking Tuesday for owner Jeff Kennedy.

"He noticed the chain was cut, and then he noticed some of the cameras were damaged," Lopez said. "That's when he also noticed that there was a Bobcat with a trailer missing."

The business owners recently installed an alarm system, and have had cameras on the property for a while. They caught the men as they broke two of the cameras and drove off with the trailer and equipment. Employees have been combing through surveillance video, trying to put the picture together.

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"There were three guys here, and they were here for about an hour and fifteen minutes to complete the job," Lopez said.

Lopez adds the men drove off in a white truck, possibly with an extended cab. The company's trailer with the Bobcat on it was attached to that truck. The equipment costs at least $20,000.

Huntsville Police are investigating the theft, but are not considering it a burglary. Capt. JesHenry Malone told WHNT News 19 that's because they did not break into the business and instead took the equipment from outside.

Kennedy and Sons workers are afraid the men will be back.

"They did take the keys out of our equipment," Lopez said. "I don't know if they were planning on coming back to get some more equipment and just drive it off."

Investigators are reviewing the surveillance video. Don Kennedy and Sons is offering a small reward if anyone knows who's responsible for the theft.

2 comments

  • soldier

    grand theft auto and receiving stolen property tresspassing criminal mischief destruction of property but burglary is breaking and entering which if they cut a lock to gain access it should be burglary.

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