CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT)- Back-hoes, enormous dumpsters, and big equipment- it's all been stolen this year from construction sites in Chesterfield County.
Police say they've seen a much higher number of thefts in that area this year. Police say they've seen a much higher number of thefts in that area this year.
Now, they're looking to the public to help stop the crimes. Police say someone took a generator, air compressor, and several shingles from a home construction site in the Highlands.
"We couldn't put the roof on and it kind of slows us down in the process," said victim Francis Jarrelle, Builds Custom Homes.
Moving that many shingles isn't easy.
"They stole about 40 squares of shingles, that's about a ton and a half," said Jarrelle. "So, they needed about a big truck to haul it away. It wasn't an easy process. It definitely wasn't just one guy."