Tools reported stolen from Horry County Habitat for Humanity trailer at build site

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 23, 2013 

— Various tools were reported stolen last week from a trailer at the site of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Horry County, according to officials.

Horry County police Lt. Robert Kegler said the theft is under investigation.

Tiffany Doolittle, fund development director for the agency, said the tool trailer was at Hopes Crossing, a new build site off S.C. 905 when it was burglarized. Officials are planning a 23-house subdivision at the location.

The locking bar of the trailer was cut and 11 tools were taken, Doolittle said. The insurance deductible is too high and will not cover the costs for tool replacement, so officials are asking for monetary donations, gift cards to Lowe’s or gently used replacement tools.

The following is a list of the tools taken: a Makita 10” dual slide compound miter saw with laser; Dewalt 18-volt hammer drill/reciprocating saw combination kit; Dewalt 18-volt cordless combination kit with a drill, sawzall, and battery charger; Milwaukee 12-amp sawzall reciprocating saw with case; Porter cable, corded reciprocating sawzall with case; Bosch multi-x-12 volt cordless oscillating tool; Dewalt 15-amp, 7 ¼” lightweight circular saw with electric brake; Porter Cable 120-volt 7 ¼” corded circular saw; Dewalt 15-amp 7 ¼” lightweight circular saw with case; Ridgid Fuego 3-amp compact jigsaw; and a Bosch corded hammer drill, 1”, 7.5 amp keyless.

Anyone who would like to donate to help Habitat officials replace the tools can send a check to or stop by Habitat’s office at 165 Co-op Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 or call Gail Olive at 650-8815 Ext. 8001.

Anyone with information about the theft, can call Officer Cody with the Horry County Police Department at 915-5350.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or follow her at Twitter.com/tonyaroot.

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