(CMR) The RCIPS said there has been an increase in incidents of theft and burglary of construction tools and equipment since the beginning of the year.
During these incidents, items have been taken from construction sites, vehicles, and private residences and are suspected to then be sold by the culprits directly to other entities or individuals involved in construction.
As such, the RCIPS is advising persons involved in construction work of precautions they can take against such thefts:
-Consider implementing increased lighting on job sites and potentially hiring on-site security.
-Keep track of who attends the site during the day and make a note of any suspicious or unauthorized persons.
-Containers, structures, or vehicles, where tools and equipment are stored, should be locked and secured overnight or whenever left unattended.
-Equipment should not be left out in the open if possible.
-Additionally, it is best to record serial numbers of equipment and to mark items so that they can be identified more easily if a theft does occur.
-Persons working in these businesses are also encouraged to report any instances of unusual attempts to sell them tools or equipment, as these goods may have been stolen.
For more information about what can be done to protect your home, business, or vehicle, please visit the link: https://www.rcips.ky/crime-prevention.
Additionally, if you have any information that you believe can assist the RCIPS with their investigation, you can submit a tip via their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via their website.