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$5000 reward offered after farm burglary

This is an example of the type of truck that was stolen. (Source: New Madrid Police Department) This is an example of the type of truck that was stolen. (Source: New Madrid Police Department)
This is an example of the type of trailer that was stolen. (Source: New Madrid Police Department) This is an example of the type of trailer that was stolen. (Source: New Madrid Police Department)
NEW MADRID, MO (KFVS) - The New Madrid Sheriff's Office is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of a burglary at a farm shop.The New Madrid Police Department responded to a farm shop near the New Madrid Elementary School in New Madrid on Dec. 9.

Sometime after 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, someone entered the farm shop at 825 U.S. Hwy. 61 North and stole several items.

  • 2013 Chevrolet 3500 four (4) door white truck with a black flat bed (VIN#
  • IGB4KZCG30F177092)
  • Black sixteen (16) foot Big Tex dump trailer with a 2 5/16 inch hitch
  • Red Lincoln mig welder
  • Blue Miller Bobcat generator welder
  • Hypertherm Powermax 65 plasma cutter
  • 12,500watt generator with a Subaru motor
  • John Deere air compressor
  • Green Snap-On tool box with a large amount of Snap-On hand tools
  • Two (2) three (3) inch transfer pumps with Honda motors
  • Two (2) power washers
  • Raptor Evolution fourteen (14) inch chop saw with spare blades
  • Two (2) battery chargers Lincoln impact wrench
  • Lincoln drill
  • Residential Sears dryer

The pickup truck has a license number of: 13A3ZF

The trailer has a license number of: 77E3EC


Tuesday Heartland News talked with owners and workers who are hoping someone will come forward with information. 


"I estimate $100,000 worth or more stolen and some of the items weighed more than 500 pounds," said Mark Baker. "It had to take several people. They took big pieces that would be hard to carry and hard to hide," said Maker. "We sure hope they catch up with them. The authorities have been great." 


Baker says it looks like the thieves came in through the back garage-style door of the shop located on 61 just yards from the school. 

 

"It certainly makes you want to find out who did it," said Baker.  


Baker says you can still see footprints. He says it appeared they tried to take several other large items including a four-wheeler, but couldn't figure out how to make off with those."  


 Justin McKinney was one of the first workers to come in and notice some big elements missing. 



"I wouldn't think somebody would come in here and pretty much clean us out of all the equipment that we had," said McKinney. 

 


The suspects didn't just take generators, appliances, and tools. They also got away with a white Chevy truck with Baker Farms on the side and a trailer. 

 

Baker feels whoever stole his supplies must've been felt brave, but he doesn't think they'll get away with it."

"It's kind of hard to hide a truck," said Baker. 



Anyone with information is asked to call New Madrid Police Chief J. Higgerson at 573-748-0669 or New Madrid County Sheriff's Deputy C. Hensley at 573-380-5060. All information will remain anonymous. The reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the burglary and stealing.

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