Weld County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an odd series of events that occurred at an oil and gas site near Johnstown.
It seems suspects robbed a business in the 24000 block of Weld County Road 15 1/2. Video from the site shows a silver SUV with dark windows enter the parking lot of the business around midnight. The SUV was followed by a white 2007 Toter GMC 6500 truck and attached 40-foot goose neck trailer loaded with equipment.
The equipment stolen from the business was later dumped at an oil and gas site near Weld County road 52 and 15 1/4 causing over $5,000 in damage to the site, including a blowot preventer and an air skid pressure control. The suspects kept large ticket items on the truck, according to a post from the Weld County Sheriff's Department.
Among the items stolen include 400 feet of power cable, a 60-foot lightweight lubricator, a lubricator top sub adaptor and miscellaneous tools and chains, the post stated.
The damages and stolen equipment added up to an estimated $219,000.
The silver SUV was later discovered to be a GMC 6500 and was recovered near Evans this morning. Officers still are attempting to locate the truck and trailer.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.NoCoCrimeStoppers.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward.