BOTE manager offers reward after thieves swipe tents

BOTE Theft

BOTE is offering a reward for any information that leads to the arrest of two culprits who robbed the store Oct. 19.

Jacob Fuller | The Log
Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM.

The manager at BOTE Board on Highway 98 is offering a YETI cooler for information leading to the arrest of two people who robbed the store the morning of Oct. 19.

At approximately 2:43 a.m., two individuals pulled into BOTE’s parking lot in what appeared to be a dark, late-model Dodge Dakota extra cab truck and left with two display tents that were on the store’s front lawn.

Law enforcement officials reviewed film from BOTE’s security cameras, but were unable to see the robbers’ faces or get a license plate number from the vehicle. A third tent, which was not stolen, blocked the camera’s view of the culprits.

“It they would have pulled that (tent) out, we would have been able to see everything,” manager Clint Brown told The Log. “They made off with the two tents and they were gone.”

The tents were out front as part of a sale BOTE held Friday. One has a black top, with BOTE’s logo printed in large white letters. The other tent belonged to YETI, and had a navy blue top with the YETI logo printed in white letters.

The custom tents cost about $1,500 each, Brown said. They would be easily identifiable, as they were created specifically for the companies’ promotional events and are not available for purchase.

Brown said he has already had two more security cameras installed and plans to get two more soon.

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