Transmission stolen from bed of pickup parked at Eureka business | Police Fire

Eureka Police are investigating the theft of a transmission for a Buick from the bed of a pickup parked behind Valvoline Instant Oil Change, 555 W. Fifth St. The green 1995 Ford F-150 pickup also was damaged during the incident, police reported.

At about 2 pm May 23, a 23-year-old Pacific man who works at the business called Eureka Police after he discovered the tailgate to the pickup had been ripped off and placed in the bed. He also told officers the transmission that had been in the bed was missing, the report said.

The cost to repair the pickup was estimated at $200, and the transmission was valued at about $200, according to the report.

The man said he had parked the pickup behind the building the previous night, the report said.

Surveillance video allegedly showed two people get into the Ford at about 5:30 pm May 22 and drive away. Then at about 7:45 pm the same evening, the Ford was driven back to the business, and the two people got out of it, walked toward Hilltop Village Center Drive where a McDonald’s used to be located, got into a car and drove away , the report said.

As of June 6, the transmission had not been recovered, and the two people seen in the surveillance video had not been identified, Lt. Michael Werges said. Anyone with information about the incident should call Eureka Police at 636-938-6600.

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