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Lufkin police search for ID of lawn equipment burglars


POSTED: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 11:16am

UPDATED: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 12:30pm

Lufkin authorities are looking for four people who burglarized a business just before Christmas.

It happened just after 5:00 a.m. on December 22, at a businessed in the 1900 block of South First Street in Lufkin.

The burglars kicked open the front door and stole more than $7,000 worth of outdoor power equipment, including chainsaws, string trimmers, edgers, and backpack-style leaf blowers.

A camera outside the building captured the burglars' vehicle, a dark-colored Dodge Caravan. At the time of the burglary, the van was missing hubcaps from its steel wheels and had what appears to be clear lens tail lamps.

The van's large cargo area allowed the burglars to load the stolen items and leave the area quickly. They were only on scene for about six minutes.

A camera inside the store captured three of the burglars stealing the equipment, but their faces and heads are covered. One of the burglars has a beard that is visible through a hole in his mask, and the video shows the letters "SPAIN" printed across the front of his shirt. 

If you can identify these burglars, or you know the location or owner of the vehicle used, please contact Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or CLICK HERE to help solve the crime with an anonymous tip.

You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.

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