Chesterfield man’s trailer stolen from mall parking lot, loses thousands of pieces of equipment

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – A Chesterfield man lost thousands of dollars worth of equipment after his work trailer was pulled from a parking lot near his job earlier this week.

Kevin Heath told 8News he was on his way to work at Window Depot in Midlothian yesterday morning when he noticed his 14ft trailer was missing.

“I hadn’t planned on coming to work because of the rain, but we decided to come anyway and stopped by,” Heath said. “The trailer was not there. The tools and everything were gone.

Heath usually parks his trailer full of tools he uses to work in a parking lot across from Walmart and next to Crustacean Boil N Grill on Walmart Way.

Chesterfield Police say the enclosed trailer was stolen sometime between 12 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday in the 2000 block of Walmart Way.

According to Heath, the responsible person left a U-Haul hitch ball on the ground.

Heath said in total it was a loss of about $7,000.

“I thought it was towed. I was hoping it was, but it wasn’t,” Heath said.

Heath told 8News that while some of the tools inside the trailer belonged to Window Depot, most were his. The trailer carried a variety of items, like its $1,800 aluminum brake and ladders.

“I hope to at least get my trailer back. It’s like the main thing,” Heath said. “I don’t worry about the tools. I can replace them.

Heath said he had been driving and searching the area for hours, but remained in good spirits and remained hopeful that he or someone would find him.

“It must be out there somewhere unless it’s already destroyed,” Heath said.

The trailer is a 2014 Victory, with the license plate number 828889TL. Heath said the trailer was out of square and crushed on one side.

Chesterfield detectives are investigating the theft and are asking anyone with information about the trailer to call Chesterfield Police or Crime Solvers.

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Peggy P. Gilmore