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Vehicle, items stolen from YouthBuild

ELKINS — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a theft that occurred earlier this week at YouthBuild North Central.

The incident occurred between 4:15 p.m. Jan. 25 to 6:20 a.m. Jan. 26 at the organization’s building in Highland Park. During the incident a 2013 Ford Escape was stolen along with a long list of tools from the facility.

“Our office responded to YouthBuild on Tuesday for a breaking and entering call,” Randolph County Sheriff Rob Elbon said. “A vehicle and tools were stolen for the property somewhere between late Monday evening to early Tuesday morning. The vehicle has red/maroon county tags on it and the Ford oval on the back is worn and appears to be black from age. There are also some rust spots on the back of the trunk lid.”

If anyone has any information about the theft, they are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 304-636-2111 or 304-636-2100. After hours calls can be made to 911.

The Vehicle Identification Number for the stolen SUV is 1FMCU9GX0DUA84825. Tools that were stolen include: a 12-inch Dewalt miter saw, a 7 1/4 Milwaukee circular saw (cordless), a Milwaukee combo drill and driver set, a Ryoby SawZaw (cordless), SawZaw blades, Multi Saw blades, three boxes of drill bits, and six 12-inch drill bits.

Elkins Mayor Van Broughton is offering a reward for anyone who can provide information about the crime.

“I put the reward up myself personally because YouthBuild does a lot of things for this community,” Broughton said. “They’ve done a lot of work downtown and in the parks where they’ve fixed picnic tables, pavilions and many other things. It’s just something I wanted to do for them in hopes of helping them get their items back. It’s a hardship on them because they’ve lost all their tools to do the work. I have a lot of respect for YouthBuild — they do a lot for the entire county.”

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