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Repairman tools stolen from work

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Thousands of dollars worth of tools from a work vehicle were stolen last week.

The tools belonged to Sign Me Up LLC employee Scottie Turner; he relies on them every day to do his job.

Turner says he’s upset that at least $3,000 worth of tools were stolen from his work truck after he towed it to a local repair shop last week.

“I was working last Friday, broke down, broke down on Broadway, waited for the tow truck to pick up the work truck, and they took it to a specialty repair shop,” Turner said.

Turner showed News 4 the locks the thieves broke to get in.

“That’s pretty much all of my power tools, impact drills, neon tester. We do neon signs and stuff like that, so all of the electrical equipment, impact drills, impact drills, stuff like that,” Turner said.

When he returned Monday morning to get his tools out of the truck, he noticed that thieves had made off with those tools.

“Stole over three thousand dollars of my personal work tools that I need every day,” Turner said.

For Turner’s on-site job Friday, he had to hire an outside contractor to help him do the job he’s been out of work for all week.

News 4 spoke by phone with the owner of the repair shop where the car was towed.

We were told that the truck had been dropped off after hours outside the gate, and something like this had never happened before.

The Specialized Repair Shop owner also said “Sign Me Up” told them – they think someone working for “Sign Me Up” might have been behind this.

Turner explains what was captured on the surveillance video and doesn’t understand why the repair shop thinks it would be an inside job.

“Basically it shows a white truck stopping, and suddenly people are disappearing. It’s like they almost knew the cameras were there, and they cut the lock and pulled all my tools out of it.

Turner filed a police report with Metro PD. The investigation remains open.

“I just want to get my tools replaced so I can get back to work supporting my family and other things,” Turner said.

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