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Trailer thieves take young couple's business

Trailer thieves take young couple's business
Posted at 10:41 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 17:18:59-04

TULSA -- Trailer thieves strike again. This time it happened inside the locked compound of Alpha Investments in north Tulsa.

Tulsa police acknowledge that trailer theft is a problem throughout the city. Roughly one trailer is taken a day and the average value is nearly $6,000.

"This is our livelihood and it just got taken in an instant," Trey Hedges said.

Just off north Lewis and east Independence, behind an 8 foot fence, 22-year-old Trey Hedges is reminded of what he lost.

"It was parked out in front of this building here," he said. "I think it's roughly $30,000."

With dreams to start a spray foam installation company, Hedges says everything was kept in a trailer. Within three minutes Thursday morning, it was taken by thieves.

"We're still trying to finish school and I mean we have a lot of money in this and it's all we got," Hedges said.

Hedges and his wife are still in college.

"Money is obviously upsetting, but it really is the time and the effort that everybody tries to put in," Trey's wife Fallon Wright said.

Tulsa police say 38% of the thefts are from a business and sometimes that theft shuts down the work permanently.

"It's somebody who has obviously been around here," Wright said.

Police recommend to keep serial numbers and make sure to file a report.

"We're just trying to make some money here and start our lives," Hedges said.

Now, there's a new lock in hopes to keep the criminals out.

"It's all we got," Hedges said.

Alpha Investments is offering a $1,000 reward. They can be reached at (918) 834-4686.