LINCOLNCOUNTY, N.C. -- The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating tire thefts from a local business.

On Monday morning, employees of TRTTrailer Sales in the 3300 block of Gastonia Highway arrived to work and noticed missing items.

The Sheriff's Office says the suspect or suspects used a trail in the woods near the business to carry the tires and wheels to a nearby waiting vehicle on Gaston Hillside Road.

In total, 18 tires and wheels with a value of about $850 were stolen. Additionally, about $225 in damage was done to the fender of a trailer.

The crime is suspected to have taken place between 1 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday.

If you have any information that may help investigators, please call (704) 732-9050.

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