DENVER -- It’s the sort of crime that must have been planned well in advance. Last week, thieves broke into a fenced–in area and stole a trailer with a 1967 Mustang inside it. They did it in a careful fashion.
The trailer and Mustang belong to James Keagy, who got the car when he was 16 years old. It was his first vehicle.
“I use the trailer just to store the car in there,” he said.
The trailer sat in a lot near South Kalamath Street and West Evans Avenue for three years and never had an issue. That changed in the early-morning hours of Thanksgiving, when a silver or bronze truck with an orange flashing light rolled up.
Surveillance video shows the vehicle pulling a different white trailer to the gate where Keagy’s trailer was held. At that point, it’s believed the thieves clipped the lock on the fence and drove the truck in.
The video shows two people wearing reflective vests detaching their trailer from the truck and attaching Keagy’s trailer to it. The process lasted about an hour and a half.
The trailer the thieves left behind is being investigated by the Denver Police Department. It had nothing of value inside it.
Aside from housing a ’67 Mustang, Keagy’s trailer also had thousands of dollars worth of equipment in it.
“If there’s anything in everything I lost here, that car is what I want back,” Keagy said.
Keagy’s trailer is 22 feet long. It’s a white, a 1996 model and has "591X" written on the back of it.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.AlertMe