A trailer valued at $4,000 was reported stolen last weekend from the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau on Robertson Avenue, according to police documents.
The value did not include the contents of the trailer, which were items for event setup and signage to promote events such as Rabbit Fest and the Krist Kindle Markt, said Chamber President Betty Price
“Sometime Saturday or Sunday our cargo trailer was stolen,” she said. “The items that were stolen were more valuable to the chamber, because they were used for our festivals and events.”
A similar incident occurred in late December when the chamber offices were burglarized.
Then, someone broke a window, rummaged through desk drawers and took several gift cards and an iPad, according to the Copperas Cove Police Department. The estimated cost of property lost and damaged was about $3,500.
Since the break-in, the chamber upgraded the office’s security system, but the parking lot of the building containing the trailer was not protected, Price said.
“This was taken from our property, which we don’t have any alarms on that property,” Price said. “It was parked outside.”
Further security enhancements will take place, Price said.
Price encouraged anyone who has information about the incident to call Copperas Cove police or Crime Stoppers.
Information submitted to Crime Stoppers is anonymous. To submit a tip, call (254) 547-1111 or go to www.tipsubmit.com.
Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest and prosecution.