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Thieves Steal 500-lb. Engine from Parts Store

Thieves broke into Benning Auto Parts in Columbus, GA, and stole a 500-lb. performance racing engine. After getting his business’ broken front door fixed, store owner Roy Parks said that he is going to look into various options to protect his business.

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Thieves broke into Benning Auto Parts in Columbus, GA, and stole a 500-lb. performance racing engine. After getting his business’ broken front door fixed, store owner Roy Parks said that he is going to look into various options to protect his business.

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Below is the article as it appeared on the WLTZ – NBC 38 website.

Business Owner Speaks Out After Engine Is Stolen From Parts Shop

By Olivia Laborde
Story Created: Jun 16, 2010 at 10:39 AM CDT

Police say burglars broke into Benning Auto Parts on 17th Street this morning and got away with a 500 lbs engine. The owner of the shop says this isn’t the first time, but now he’s taking steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

"We’ve had this problem for a month, We’ve had several break-ins" Roy Parks owns Benning Auto Parts. He says this morning’s break in is the 6th in just a couple of years. But Parks says, this one’s different.

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Parks says, "Somebody had broke in our front door and loaded up an engine and hauled it off. We figured it would take at least two or three people. It’s not something you can put in the trunk of your car. "

That’s because the engine weighed about 500 lbs, the average size. But this wasn’t just any engine; it’s used for performance vehicles.

Parks explains, "Really the only use for it is if someone wanted to use it as a racecar in a dragstrip.”

To read the entire article, visit the WLTZ – NBC 38 website at http://www.wltz.com/news/local/96477189.html.

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