by Ron Gregory
SUMERCO — Ivy Branch ATV Resort owner and operator Ben White said he was “more that a little ticked off” when he returned to his resort Sunday morning.
White explained that he left the Lincoln County business at 12:30 a.m. and “returned a few hours later” at about 6:45. What he did not expect to find was that a thief or thieves had taken advantage of his absence to rob the business.
Later Sunday, he shared a list of items stolen along with offering a reward for information leading to the return of the items stolen.
Among the things missing, White said, is a Stihl chain saw, a new water hose still in Lowe’s packaging, four new Cabela’s padded lounge recliners, tan in color and still in packaging, a Sony AV receiver, a DirecTv receiver, a stereo speaker 10-channel mixer, a 60-inch LG television, and many Dewalt hand tools.
White said video cameras designed to focus on deer at the site recorded the vehicle involved in the theft as a white Nissan Titan pickup truck. The license plate included 7G78 in its lettering.
Many of the items stolen were to be used in this week’s US Army 101st Airborne Reunion.
To reach White, call 304-395-0000.