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$10,000 Reward Offered For Info Leading To Arrest For Break-In

Reported: Apr. 6, 2014 9:52 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 6, 2014 9:58 PM EDT
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ELKVIEW, W.Va. (Katy Brown) -- The owners of Mitch's Towing in Elkview are angry and beyond frustrated.

Now. with the help of the police and the public, they are hoping to find those responsible for causing close to $15,000 in damage to their business.

"Things like this need to be stopped," Billy Young, one of the owners, said.

Glass was shattered and metal doors were torn apart. The sight of destruction at Mitch's Towing early Sunday morning left Young with one simple reaction: "Oh, God!"

Kanawha County deputies responded Sunday morning to the break-in at the towing garage.

Detectives were called and are investigating what happened.

But who and what exactly happened is yet to be determined.

"I believe stupidity played a key," Young said. "They came through the front door, and I think, through their stupidity, they couldn't figure out how to get the secure doors open."

When the suspects got the garage door opened just enough, Young thinks a Jeep, similar to another Wrangler in the garage, was dragged out and taken away.

But Young said the odd thing is, in a garage full of tools, cars, and four-wheelers, the only thing taken was that Jeep.

"They were determined to get what they think they have to have," Young said. "Absolutely nothing else was touched."

Young said the suspects did close to $15,000 in damage to the building.

Now, between security cameras and the help of Kanawha County Sheriff's office, Young said the future for those responsible is simple. He wants the suspects facing an "arrest, incarceration, and conviction. Not a slap on the hand."

As for Mitch's Towing, business will continue as usual.

"It's a struggle, but you got to do what you got to do," Young said. "And be assured that Mitch's Towing will do what they got to do."

Young hopes to get help from the public to crack the case.

If you have any information about what happened at Mitch's Towing, you're asked to call police. Young said he's personally offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.



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