Investigators probe Premium Allied Tool burglary
Feb 22, 2013 (Messenger-Inquirer - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
The Daviess County Sheriff's Department is investigating an overnight burglary at Premium Allied Tool in Philpot, where more than $24,000 in items were stolen.
Detective Morgan Palmiter said the burglary was reported about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, when employees arrived for work.
"We've got a loss of over $24,000 in jewelry, cash and personal items," Palmiter said.
Sometime overnight, a person or persons entered living quarters on the Premium Allied Tool property that are used by visitors or company officers, Palmiter said. The burglars entered through a garage and went upstairs to the living quarters where they stole watches and other jewelry.
The living quarters were not occupied when the burglary occurred, Palmiter said.
The living quarters are connected to other offices, so the person or persons were able to ransack other offices and open a safe, Palmiter said. In addition to the jewelry, cash and items such as collectible coins were stolen from the business.
Palmiter said that while detectives were investigating the scene, law enforcement received a phone call of a Premium Allied Tool truck that was abandoned in a field on Sutherlin Lane. Premium Allied Tool officials determined the truck had been stolen from the business.
Detectives will check pawn shops for items from the business and are attempting to retrieve video from businesses around Premium Allied Tool and from the area where the truck was found, Palmiter said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff's department's criminal investigations division at 685-6131. Anonymous tips can also be made to Owensboro Crime Stoppers at 687-8484. Crime stoppers operators do not ask for a person's name but assign a number to each tip received; cash rewards of up to $1,000 are paid out for tips that lead to arrests.
James Mayse, 691-7303, email@example.com
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