More storage units broken in to; Power tools taken

(Gillette, Wyo.) It seems as though power tools are the most popular motivation for thefts around the city. This past weekend, another burglary at Ward Country Storage was reported to the Campbell County Sheriff's Office. The last time the victim had been to her unit was the end of January. When they returned there again this past Saturday night, the lock to the unit had been cut off and was missing, along with a table saw, cordless drill, four crates of tools, and a ladder. Around the same time Saturday night on Boxelder Road, a woman was reporting to Gillette Police that the lock on her storage unit was not the same one she left on it Wednesday. Officers helped her cut the new lock, and inside she immediately noticed that items had been moved. A power sander, band saw, and several tools were taken. She is having her husband make a detailed list of what is missing, but so far they estimate at least $1000 in property has been stolen. This is not the first time Ward Country Storage has had a break-in. Last month, two antique adding machines and a phonograph were reported to have been taken some time between December and the end of February. But there have also been multiple thefts at Any Time Storage, mostly power tools, and Pakaway Storage reported a theft on February 5th of $5000 worth of items. In most of those incidents, the padlock was cut off and then replaced. [image: disclock.jpg] Most experts advise that you use a disc lock on your storage unit, like the one pictured above. They are generally strike-proof, drill-proof and pick-proof. They fit tightly around the door latch, making it difficult for anyone to use bolt-cutters on them. #county17 #news *Photo h/t Petr Kratochvil // Pitchengine Communities*