Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Boat shop burglary

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Boat shop burglary

LUFKIN, TX (News Release)

Crime Stoppers wants your help solving another burglary. This time, the suspect burglarized the workshop of Duckmaster, Inc., a builder of custom hunting and fishing boat on North John Redditt Drive in Lufkin.

The owner of the business discovered the burglary when he found a gate open at the back of his shop. Someone had cut and removed a lock that had secured the gate. A check of the property revealed that at least three ground-leads for welding machines had been stolen and video from inside the building showed the burglar searching through the shop a little after 10:00 p.m. Monday, July 15.

The low-light video, which you can view at, does not reveal a lot about the person responsible for the burglary. The burglar appears to be a male wearing rubber boots but beyond that it is difficult to make out his physical characteristics.

Regardless of the video quality, someone reading this article or watching the video knows the criminal and can provide the information necessary to solve this crime. If that is you, and you provide the first, most accurate Crime Stoppers Tip, you might earn a cash reward.

The welding machine ground-leads are each 20 to 30 feet long and the burglar might have sold them as is or removed the insulation and sold the wire as scrap metal. Either way, your anonymous tip can ensure that stealing the ground-leads leads to another criminal in jail.

If you know the identity of this criminal, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip online at  Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.