Business owner feels violated after robbery

Raleigh County

Approximately, $100,000  worth of valuable items were stolen from a local body-shop.

Owner of Taylor’s Auto Body, Jared Taylor, noticed early Sunday morning, September 23, that his power was out. That is when he realized his shop was robbed. According to Taylor, the thieves stole the power meter off the side of his building and disconnected all of his cameras.

“This building has been here since 1980, and this is the first forced entry break-in we’ve ever had,” Taylor said.

After that, the thieves broke-in through the backside of the building, taking computer towers, hand tools, computer systems, a safe, snap-on scanners and two vehicles, all adding up to around $100,000. Taylor said he feels like he was completely violated.

“It’s very upsetting, you know it’s someone invading your privacy like that, and especially my employees. You know, they broke into their tool boxes and stole all of their stuff too. So it’s upsetting,” Taylor said.

While Taylor is hoping the thieves can be brought to justice, he is taking every precaution to ensure this does not happen again.

“We’re definitely taking some extra security measures with the inside of the building,” Taylor explained.

Taylor is putting motion sensors in, along with bars behind all of their windows.

The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department is investigating this case. As of right now there are no details to release.

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