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Fowler farmers victims of night time thieves

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FOWLER TWP., Ohio -

Some Trumbull County farmers are fed up. They say they are the victims of thieves, and nothing is being done to catch the culprits.

Farmers living along Route 193 in Fowler Township say they have been hit by burglars over the last three weeks. Barns and other farm buildings have been broken into. Full sized tractors, generators and other equipment, valued at more than $100 thousand have been stolen.

Earl Gowdy says there have been nine night time burglaries within one mile of each other.

"I called the sheriff. He calls Fowler. We talk to each other. They say they don't communicate with each other, pass information on to each other. How do you get anything done if you don't communicate" said Gowdy.

"I'm hoping everybody will keep an eye on everybody else's house, because if they're doing this now, what are they going to do if they start breaking into people's homes and stuff?", said neighbor Carl Hughes.

The residents say insurance doesn't cover their losses. They hope everyone in the area keeps an eye out for suspicious activity and  farm equipment being moved at night.

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