Local Business Broken Into, Alleged Thieves Caught On Camera

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VAN BUREN (KFSM) -- A local business broken into by thieves finds its stolen property.

"It's like one of our kids," said store co-owner, Justin Haughton.

Machine Power Equipment & Supply does service on most any kind of heavy equipment.

"Probably about one (in the morning) we got a call from the highway patrol that we had a unit turned upside down in the middle of 64 highway."

That call was about stolen property -- and the alleged thieves were caught on camera.

"Then they ran out the back gate through the fence and disappeared."

They disappeared with a truck and trailer. Before the stolen goods were found, it was difficult for Haughton to find a way to get his daily work done.

But after sharing it on Facebook and searching for leads, the equipment was returned by Friday (June 16) night.

For Haughton, that's a relief. The cost of the trailer, according to him, is a whopping $25,000. He said it's the only one in the area like it.