Hundreds of thousands stolen from construction site

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NORMAN, Okla. -- A concrete company said $100,000 worth of heavy-duty equipment was stolen from a construction site over the Easter weekend.

JTB Concrete is doing work at a new car dealership near I-35 and Indian Hills Road.

Workers locked up Saturday night and loaded all the equipment on to a trailer.

"We came back on Monday morning, our gates were broken into and most of our equipment was gone," Tino Reyes said, JTB Concrete employee.

Police said thieves cut the lock on the fence surrounding the property and then hooked a truck to the trailer.

The company said a new Bobcat machine was also stolen.

"Construction sites tend to be rather vulnerable for a lot of different property being stolen, not only equipment but also materials," Norman Police Captain Tom Easley said.

Police are following a few leads.

They also have the serial numbers for the stolen equipment.

"That's what we make our living off of and they come out here and take our stuff, it's hard, it's tough," Reyes said.

The company said all the equipment is insured but it will take time to replace it.

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