Contractors are now to a point of hiring private investigators to find their stolen property. For just one investigator in 2017, he solved over 300 cases of construction site theft. Think of the unfortunate cases where there’s no resolve and the billions of dollars lost nationwide on a yearly basis. Theft isn’t going away and certainly isn’t slowing down, so take action! Secure your job sites, set up security, remind your crew of the importance of closing up properly and get proper locks on your equipment to ensure you are protecting your investment to the best of you ability.
“There is more material out and the fact that we just had a hurricane and there is a lot of rebuilding going on, the theft rate is through the roof,” Stephens told Click2Houston.
According to the video report, primary material targets are tools, heavy equipment, doors, windows, and plumbing supplies. Custom home builder David Sanders told Click2Houston that the crimes tend to begin similarly, with thieves pulling up in a truck with no plates.