Police searching for stolen city trailer with emergency supplies inside

chwilliams@ledger-enquirer.comDecember 4, 2013 

Columbus Police are asking for the public's help in solving a trailer theft that occurred last weekend.

A new 2013 tandem-axle trailer belonging to the city of Columbus was taken from a fenced lot at 1905 Third Ave., Lt. Steve Cox said. The trailer was discovered missing Monday morning, Cox said.

Bolt cutters were used to cut a fence lock to the lot which is used by the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services for storage, Cox said. The 8-by-20-foot plain white trailer had been given to the city in the last two months by the Georgia Emergency Management Association. It contained supplies such as blankets, pillows and radios to be used by the local Red Cross, Cox said.

It trailer and contents had a value of $20,000, Cox said.

"We asking for anyone with any information to call the Columbus Police Burglary and Theft Division at 706-653-3424," Cox said.

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