Break-in occurs at construction company


First Posted: 2/16/2009

A weekend break-in at a local construction company headquarters netted thieves more than $7,000 worth of equipment and tools.
The crime was discovered Sunday afternoon at J.G. Coram Co. Inc. on Caudle Road. Someone used a cutting device to penetrate barbed-wire fencing at the site and gain entry to multiple storage buildings.
A large quantity of power equipment was taken, including miter saws, circular saws, cordless drills, air compressors, nailers, a staple gun, a jigsaw, wrenches, sockets and other items.
Also listed among the property stolen was a Ramset stun gun valued at $500.
Bill Johnson, a spokesman for J.G. Coram Co., said Monday that the break-in has caused some initial problems for the construction firm, but will not hinder its operations.
Its not going to impact our business in the long term, Johnson said, adding that it posed just some short-term headaches.
Weve been broken into once in the 30 years weve been at this location, he said of the corporate headquarters on Caudle Road. That incident occurred about 10 years ago.
The Mount Airy Police Department continues to investigate the latest break-in, for which no suspects have been identified so far, according to an incident report.

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