Thief Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Contractor's Tools

By KBJR News 1

October 24, 2012 Updated Oct 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The owner of a Duluth construction business is searching for answers after thousands of dollars in tools were stolen.

It happened overnight Wednesday at a home on West Redwing St. in Duluth's Woodland neighborhood.

Business owner Ed Oman says someone cut off the lock on his trailer and got away with everything from a compressor to drills and even the lock, about $6,000 worth.

Oman says he began with very little and has worked hard to build his business from the ground up.

"At first I was pretty devastated. I started my business from my back pocket. I started it myself, my brother-in-law and myself. We've been working hard during the last year and-a-half to get ourselves established," Oman said.

Oman says he has filed a report with police along with an insurance claim.

Duluth Police are investigating.

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