Thieves steal tools worth thousands from Toledo auto body supply shop

A Toledo business owner wants answers after thieves broke into his shop over the holiday.
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 5:03 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A Toledo business owner wants action after thieves hit his shop twice in a week. The break-ins happened at TNT Autobody Supply Shop on Fern Avenue near Tremainsville.

Tim and Tyler Baird, the owners of the shop, have had the business for four years. Recently, there’s been a spike in crime in the area. In fact, the owners are currently building a fence to protect the property but it didn’t happen soon enough. This past holiday weekend, men broke into the shop and stole tools worth thousands of dollars.

The suspects broke in just before 1 A.M. on New Years Day using a truck to slam into the garage doors.

Baird says surveillance pictures show the truck linked to the crime and he is hoping someone recognizes the vehicle so he can get his stuff back. It is an older model, 2-door Chevy pickup with two-tone maroon and silver paint. Baird says he reached out to Toledo Police but he feels as if nothing is being done, so he is taking things into his own hands.

Baird says he is frustrated that he is spending so much time dealing with crime when he is simply trying to make a living.

There was another break-in at a diner right in front of this shop just before Christmas. Police have not indicated the two are related but it’s clear someone is targeting businesses and trying to make a buck.

If you have any information about the recent break-ins you can leave tips on the Toledo Police Crimestopper hotline 419-255-1111.

The family is also offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the truck and the suspects involved in this crime. If you have any information you can contact the shop.

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