Burglary at Frerking Storage 5370 US Highway 77, Cortland
DATE & TIME: Between June 5th and June 12th, 2012
LOCATION: Frerking Storage, 5370 US Hwy 77, Cortland, NE 68331
CASE #: 2012-3025
The Gage County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a burglary into a rented storage unit located at 5370 US Hwy 77, Cortland.
Between the afternoon of Tuesday, June 5th, and the morning of Tuesday, June 12, unknown culprit(s) broke into a storage unit and stole items valued at over $12,000.00.
The owner of the unit reported several missing items, including but not limited to, hand tools, a Hustler Zero Turn Mower, a Fimco ATV Sprayer, a Moose Snow Plow, and an Ariens Snow Blower.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Gage County Sheriff’s Office at (402) 223-5222, or Gage County Crime Stoppers at (402) 228-4343.
Inv. Rob Sandersfeld #9032
Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson
Are you prepared if the items in your self storage unit are stolen? Have you taken steps to prevent this from happening? Storage unit thieves often break into units by cutting the locks, targeting the units with cheap locks.
Here are some storage theft prevention tips:
• Use a disc type lock
• Keep records of serial numbers of the items stored
Records of the serial numbers of items you have stored could help you retrieve your stolen items. If the thieves sell to a pawn shop, the serial number are entered into a database, and police are then able to track down your lost items.
It’s also a good idea to take pictures of the items you store, so you have further proof of what was in your unit for insurance purposes.