Thieves steal over $300,000 in racing equipment


Buck Racing Engines on Old Newsome Road.

The King Police Department is seeking help from the public in solving a breaking and entering case in which over $300,000 of equipment was stolen.

King Police Chief Paula May said police responded to a break-in in the early morning hours of June 19 at Buck Racing Engines on Old Newsome Road.

She said several racing engines and engine components were stolen with a total value over $315,000.

“Two to three male suspects forced entry into the business,” said May. “Anyone with information regarding this crime should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-8506 or the King Police Department at 336-983-0886.”

May later said police are searching for white man approximately six-foot tall and 300 pounds in his late 40’s to early 50’s with salt and pepper thinning hair, a white man approximately five-foot five inches tall and 150 pounds in his mid 20s with black short hair and a thin, jaw-line facial hair.

She said police are also searching for a newer model GMC Crew Cab 2500-3500 with a black cover over the bed.

Buck Racing Engines has offered a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the thieves along with the recovery of the stolen property.

Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.

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