Construction Company Seeks Truck in Job Site Theft
By Tim Brockwell
MURRAY - A local construction company is asking for the public's help locating a truck captured in surveillance footage during a theft.

Lencki Construction owner Russell Lencki told West Kentucky Star Monday afternoon someone drove a truck onto a job site on Robert O. Miller Drive sometime over the weekend and stole several thousand dollars worth of materials and equipment.

The stolen items include 70 pieces of white barn metal measuring 3' wide by 16' long, several pieces of metal trim, a 50' roll of coil stock, a box of mixed fasteners containing nails and screws, and a metal brake used to bend and shape the metal.

"We showed up this morning at this job site, got set up and ready to go and noticed our pile of stuff was gone. All told it was close to $4,000 in material and about a $1200 dollar metal brake," Lencki said.

Lencki said surveillance cameras at a neighboring business captured footage of the theft. The suspects worked quickly, taking only about 20 minutes to load the items and leave the area. Lencki said the clearest evidence is the truck itself, which has an odd configuration.

"I've had a couple of phone calls in the past hour or so from people telling me they've seen the truck in the Dexter area over the past few days. It's an odd vehicle, a box truck with a sleeper cab," he said.

Lencki asks anyone with information about the theft, or the truck seen in surveillance footage to contact him at 270-978-0988, or the Murray Police Department at 270-753-1621. 

A call to the Murray Police Department for comment on the case has not been returned.

Published 02:53 PM, Monday Feb. 22, 2021
Updated 10:55 AM, Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021



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