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Thousands of dollars in tools stolen, property damaged at new ETX school site

Thousands of dollars in tools stolen, property damaged at new ETX school site
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POSTED: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 3:06pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 3:07pm

The Gregg County Sheriff's Department has asked the public in helping solve recent burglaries and criminal mischief cases.

Between 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 6, and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, five construction companies working on the new Sabine school at 645 Access Road in Kilgore were burglarized. Thieves damaged portable buildings and steel boxes to take tools and equipment.

Values of the tools are expected to be in the thousands of dollars. Some of the items include gas and electric hammers, saws, drills, nail guns, air compressors, as well as copper fittings and chains.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes are asked to contact Gregg County Investigator Eddie Hope at (903) 237-2530 or Crime Stoppers at (903) 236-STOP. 

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