Callaway business offers reward after overnight burglary

A Callaway County business located near Hartsburg lost thousands of dollars in equipment and inventory sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Three Phase Industrial is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the theft of more than $50,000 worth of property.

“They took four desktop computers, two laptops, weed eaters, lab glass and other equipment,” said Three Phase Industrial employee Heather Smith. “They took our (Ford) dually and used it to load everything they stole, then they emptied it, drove it down a county road and dumped it off and tried to set it on fire.”

Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane confirmed a report of a vehicle fire on County Road 389 close to the Callaway/Boone County line at 6:41 a.m.

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Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office at 573-642-7291. Anonymous tips also can be made through Callaway County Crime Stoppers at 573-592-2474.

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