HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Two men have been arrested for breaking into Kramer and Son.
Santana Jones, 40, and Ryan Gerhardt, 21, were charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Breaking and Entering after breaking into the business on May 4.
Police say Jones and Gerhardt cut barbed wire fences then used a fork lift to break into secured areas giving them access to tools and copper sheeting. According to authorities, the two men went through tool boxes on vehicles then loaded the stolen property into Chevrolet truck, which belonged to the business. They drove away in the truck with the stolen goods inside.
The stolen truck was later found in the area of Mt. Nebo and Lawrenceburg Rd. The truck was damaged and the stolen property was gone.
The stolen tools valued at approximately $10,840 have not been recovered yet. The stolen and destroyed copper sheets were valued at more than $7,000. The cost of repairs to the property is more than $10,500.
If you have any information about the stolen property, you can call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.