• Local contractor's surveillance camera catches thieves stealing $11K in equipment


    A local contractor said a self-installed surveillance camera caught a team of thieves stealing $11,000 in equipment.

    The owner of a Butler County construction company said anytime he does home renovations, he installs cameras as a security precaution.

    Carl Leicher said he recently installed a camera at a home on Dutchtown Road in Penn Township, which later caught a man and woman taking brand-new windows and expensive equipment from the site.

    "Quite frankly, at this point, I just want justice. My pound of flesh or whatever you want to call it. I just want to know that they're not going to do it to anybody else," Leicher said.

    Leicher said the couple started loading stolen items at 2 a.m. and came back twice to reload more items into their vehicle.

    So far, no arrests have been made.

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