Thieves steal $80,000 worth of equipment from local farm

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HOLLAND, TX A longtime Holland farmer is turning to the community for help after he says thieves stole thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment from his farm.

(Photo by Marco Revuelta)

Curtis Wolf said he discovered the theft after he woke up Sunday morning.

"The pickup was gone, the gator was gone, and the trailer was gone," Wolf said.

The 86-year old then headed to one of his warehouses, where he says he discovered many of his tools had also been taken.

"They took a bunch of tools, it just makes you sick thinking what we're all missing," Wolf said.

Wolf said the thefts left him shocked and upset.

"It looks to me like people are trying to make a living without working, it makes me mad," Wolf said.

Wolf said thieves got away with his 2013 White Ford F-150 pickup with a camper, a 16-foot utility trailer, a John Deere Gator utility vehicle, a meat grinder, a pressure washer and a weed eater.

"It's one of those things that were still trying to process, why do people do this?" said Curtis' daughter, Paula Wolf Weir.

She estimates the crooks got away with close to $80,000 dollars’ worth of equipment.

"It's almost like you were violated, for someone to just come in and take everything you've worked so hard for," said Weir.

The family says they have no idea who could have done this.

"Somebody had to have known what they were doing," Weir said.

The family has filed a police report.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the thefts to call the Bell County Sheriff’s Department at (254) 933-5539.