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THE DRILL IS GONE: Big $300,000 rig is stolen from Middletown site

Posted 7/29/14

 

 

It’s big, black and gray and worth more than $300,000. Have you seen a drill rig stolen from a work site in Middletown?

 

The rig and a flatbed truck, used for work on Amtrak railroad tracks in the borough, …

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THE DRILL IS GONE: Big $300,000 rig is stolen from Middletown site

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It’s big, black and gray and worth more than $300,000. Have you seen a drill rig stolen from a work site in Middletown?

 

The rig and a flatbed truck, used for work on Amtrak railroad tracks in the borough, were taken between July 11 and 14 from a staging area at Wilson and Grant streets, according to Middletown police.

 

The equipment is owned by L.G. Hetager Drilling of Punxsutawney.

 

The drill is a 2005 Acker self-propelled drill rig, gray and black in color. The truck is a 2006 International tilt flatbed truck valued at $69,500, teal and white in color with a black bed, police said. At the time of the theft, the truck had a Pennsylvania license plate, number AE17586.

 

A reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft is expected to be offered through Crime Stoppers, police said. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Middletown police at 717-558-6900.