Stolen campers recovered after investigation

UPDATE: BECKLEY WV (WOAY) – At 12:56 pm, this office received information pertaining to the possible location of the remaining two campers that had been stolen from Roy’s RV.  Sgt. R.T. Stinson was able to locate and recover both of the campers off of the Ghent Exit in the area of Odd, West Virginia.

These campers had been abandoned and the suspects and fled the area.

This office has been in contact with Cpl. D.R. Wolford, Elkins Detachment, throughout the entire investigation.  Cpl. Wolford has provided valuable information from the crime scene in Elkins in order to assist in the recovery of the stolen property.

All property has been recovered – valued at $220,863

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BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – West Virginia State Police are investigating a National Theft Ring involving stolen RVs.

On Friday, July 24, 2020, at approximately 1 am, four RV Campers were stolen from Roy’s RV’s in Randolph County, West Virginia.

These RV’s, pulled by four separate pickup trucks, ran the North Beckley Toll Plaza at 4:30 am without paying their toll.  At 5 am, Cpl. D.R. White and Sgt. T.A. Bowers was able to locate and stop two of the four trucks at the 14 MM (Mercer County).  These two trucks/RV’s were being operated by two Hispanic males.  These RV’s were believed to have been en route to West Palm Beach, Florida.  The two males were taken into custody, and the trucks/RVs were secured.

This theft and arrest are still under investigation at this time; however, it is being connected to the National Theft Ring involving stolen RVs being obtained throughout the Southeastern United States and shipped to foreign countries.

The total amount of property stolen is valued at $220,863.  The total amount of property recovered is valued at $145,260.

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