Nearly 20 tires and wheels were stolen over the weekend from trailers parked at a Lincolnton business, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.
Employees with TRT Trailer Sales, located at 3302 Gastonia Highway, reported the missing items to the county law enforcement agency on Monday morning, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.
Detectives believed whoever took the goods–sometime between 1 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday–accessed the business from a nearby wooded area, creating a trail for carrying the tires and wheels from the facility to a vehicle waiting along Gaston Hillside Road, the release said.
The Sheriff’s Office revealed 18 total tires and wheels, valued at $850, were stolen in the incident.
Thieves also damaged a trailer fender, the release said. Damage was estimated to be around $225.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at (704) 735-8202 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 736-8909.
Tips may remain anonymous, and any tips leading to an arrest may result in a reward of up to $1,000.