Security Video Points to Metal Thieves

Sarpy County deputies are on the trail of some thieves thanks to the crooks’ performance on surveillance video.

Terry Keller told us, “We'll help anyone out," but he became a victim of his good nature.

A man walked into the Keller’s Equipment lot asking for help.

Terry told us, “He said the hitch broke so we tried to be Good Samaritans and help him out."

But the suspect thanked them by returning at night with an accomplice and stealing hundreds of dollars worth of scrap metal.

Keller said, “I always save it for my girls for a little bit of money for whatever they want to spend it on."

The Kellers believe the suspect used the broken hitch as an excuse to case their place. “His expression when he seen that copper, like, Oh boy."

The thieves didn’t know about the security camera system that Keller installed four months ago.

Sarpy County Detective Joe Benak said, “Yeah, great video. It really turned out well and again I don't think they have any idea that camera was up there."

Leroy Keller said, “We got a lot of dollars in tractors and stuff - lot of money in equipment. So we want to have a little extra security."

Terry said the theft has made him wary. “You get the unsecure feeling about helping people out," he said.

Thanks to the security camera video, detectives were able to obtain a plate number and a warrant for suspect David Collins but his accomplice is unknown.

The Sarpy warrants team has been actively searching but if you know where to find the suspects call Sarpy County Crimes Stoppers at 592-STOP or you can use the link on our Crime Stoppers page.


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