When doing construction on your home, you worry about weather, going over budget and your furniture fitting through doorways theft doesnt usually come into the picture.
A local homebuilder wasnt so lucky.
Thieves in the Summit Lake subdivision in northwest Edmond recently broke into a house under construction and stole high-end appliances including a stove top, a double oven and a microwave totaling over $10,000.
They damaged a custom-built cabinet in order to get the double oven and microwave out but were much nicer when it came to parts of the house that could cause dangerous situations.
News9.com reported that Tim Egan suspects another contractor of the crime since electric wires were capped and gas was turned off to prevent total destruction of the property.
They turned the gas off, so my gas wasnt running and they didnt blow my house up for me, so I appreciated that, Egan said.
The thieves left behind expensive lighting and kitchen sink fixtures, barn-style doors and even a dishwasher.
Egan believes they got spooked and left in a hurry.
He said he had a separate break-in another house he is building but the burglars left without stealing anything.
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