Police equipment stolen from North Las Vegas business
The inside of Advanced Technology was ransacked in a burglary Thursday night. (Ashley Conroy/FOX5)
Owners at Advanced Technology say the burglars caused at least $100,000 worth of damage. (Ashley Conroy/FOX5)
Thousands of dollars worth of police equipment was stolen from Advanced Technology. (Ashley Conroy/FOX5)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -
Sirens, light bars, and other police equipment was stolen from Advanced Technology, a police outfitter located in North Las Vegas on Thursday night.
Owner, Wally Ogle says the burglars likely stole and caused at least $100,000 in damage.
"It's a very personal looking thing," Ogle said. "Somebody has a personal problem with either us working on police cars [or] somebody that just doesn't like us.
Advanced Technology does have an alarm, but Ogle says the burglars likely used some sort of device to stop the alarm from sounding police.
Ogle says enough equipment was stolen to impersonate four or five police vehicles.
"It would probably be advisable if somebody's getting pulled over to make sure that it's an unauthorized police officer with the right credentials at this point," he said.
FOX5 walked through the business with the owners and the damage was seen everywhere.
Two cars parked in the warehouse had broken and shattered windows. One of the cars had the word "pig" keyed on the hood.
Glass was shattered all over the floor and tool boxes were busted and broken. The burglars also targeted the break room busting the coffee maker, the fridge and a table.
"No matter what we do, we're going to be closed down for a while," Ogle said. "It's going to be awhile before we get this shop back together."
Ogle says he and his family love what they do and hope police can find out who did this so they aren't worried that it will happen again.
"It's awesome to be able to think that you can give back to the police department and give them a good piece of equipment that goes out on the road and services them and keeps them safe every day," he said.
North Las Vegas police say they are working on leads, but it's still too early in this investigation to have any suspects.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact police or crime stoppers at (702) 385-5555.
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