Rural Clark County farm broken into multiple times in a matter of days

Marc Welsh has been working on his family farm for over ten years but in all this time they have ever come across something like this. In the matter of a week Welsh’s shed has been broken into three times.

Posted: Feb 21, 2019 5:46 PM

DENNISON, Ill. (WTHI)- Marc Welsh has been working on his family farm for over ten years but in all this time they have ever come across something like this.

"Your heart just sinks you know. That somebody would do something like that to a good hard working family," said Welsh.

In the matter of a week, Welsh’s shed has been broken into three times. Each time the people responsible did more and more damage.

The first time was on Friday, February 15th. The intruders came into the shed through an unlocked door. They then stole a truck which was later found in West Terre Haute lit on fire.

The second time was the 18th. This time the burglars busted out windows and the main door to get in. They then proceeded to steal tools worth thousands of dollars.

The third time the thieves’ hotwired a truck and drove through the shed's door. It left behind a pile of bent metal and debris. Ever since then, local law enforcement has been doing what they can to catch those involved.

"The Clark County Sheriff’s Department has been doing an awesome job on their investigation I’m confident we'll get justice soon,” said Welsh.

It’s something that has welsh worried for the future, but he plans to better secure their property. He's urging others to do the same.

"Once we get this door fixed this place will be fortified with cameras and alarms everywhere. You can count on that," said Welsh.

The Clark County Sheriff’s office says the agency is continuing to investigate the incident, but if you happen to know any details that could help in the investigation of these crimes you're urged to call crime stoppers. That number is 1(800)222-TIPS

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