Felony theft reported in Columbia


The theft of several ladders early Thursday morning with a total value of about $1,000 from a new garage without a door on it in the 2400 block of Sunset Ridge Drive in Columbia is under investigation.

The incident occurred sometime between 5:30 and 6 a.m., police estimate. The suspect vehicle is a tan pickup truck that was pulling a trailer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 618-281-5151.

Click here for home security footage of a vehicle suspected in the incident. The truck can be seen around the 12 second mark.

At about 12:40 a.m. Monday, police were notified of a truck matching that description pulling a trailer with a license plate that returned stolen driving south on Old Route 3 from Dupo into Columbia.

An arriving Columbia officer observed the truck, which turned around on Old Route 3 and sped north to elude apprehension.

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