Orange business burglarized
Orange police were dispatched Friday night to the 1300 block of Front street on a report of burglary of a building. When officer Christopher Cowart arrived on the scene, he met with complainant, John Lynch, foreman for Gulf Coast Rail Service.
Lynch, who has been staying in the area of the shop, due to past thefts of copper, told police he heard a loud vehicle exhaust in the area. When he went to investigate, he saw a dark colored truck leaving the area in an easterly direction on Polk Ave. He said the truck was a Chevrolet or a Dodge extended cab, possibly with a tool box mounted to the truck.
There did not seem to be any location of forced entry to the building, so Lynch could only speculate on how entry was made. He said the suspects removed around $1,500.00 of wire that been cut earlier in the day, and left on the floor of the shop for salvaging. The wire ranges between sizes #14-16 gauge wire up to 00 and 000 gauge wire.
Gulf Coast Rail Service wishes to pursue charges if suspects are located.