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Portage Co. Crime Stoppers: Construction tools theft

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AMHERST JUNCTION (WAOW) - Thieves throw a wrench in a Portage County business owner's expansion plans.

The owner of Bootlegger's Bar in Amherst Junction is expanding his restaurant and adding a new building.

But by mid-February he had to call sheriff's deputies.

"Over the course of the last month he noticed about $6,000 worth of tools that have been stolen, " Sheriff Mike Lukas said.

Investigators say 57 tools are missing.

The items include:

Aluminum scaffolding, saws, grinders, rotary hammers and drills as well as several shop vacuums.

If you have any information on the gas drive-off contact Portage County Crimes Stoppers.

You may: call 1-888-346-6600

* Tap the App: P3 Tips (Search P3 Tips in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device)

* Type: Submit a tip on-line here

You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.



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Melissa Langbehn

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