BROWNS VALLEY (CBS13) – A brazen burglary has been caught on surveillance camera in a small irrigation district in Yuba County.
The thieves broke in and left with a dump truck and a long list of tools, leaving the already small operation at a big stalemate.
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Kelly McNally is the General Manager of the Browns Valley Irrigation District.
“The community is definitely enraged by this theft and are taking it personally,” McNally said.
Surveillance video shows thieves leaving with the district dump truck.
The crooks also took off with two trailers, three ATVs and a long list of tools, including chainsaws, pole saws and weedkillers.
“Rolled up these and all kicked off, tied them up,” McNally said. “They didn’t even bring any ties. They used our tethers to take our own gear.
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McNally says the two walked through a door into the property and likely plugged in the dump truck. They were on the property for about 45 minutes late at night.
Rick Knoll is a Browns Valley Irrigation District taxpayer.
He will likely see his bill go up because of the crime.
“It makes your blood boil,” Knoll said. “Catch them! [sic] All !
This small irrigation district, hit by a daring burglary, is forced to find a long list of new equipment.
“It’s definitely tough,” McNally said. “The supply chain is going to be a barrier for us.”
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This dump truck had the Browns Valley Irrigation District logo on the doors. In total, the thieves took off with about $ 75,000 of equipment that will all need to be replaced.