McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help locating $37,000 worth of property stolen – including a 1979 Ford Mustang -- from a Marion residence and the culprits responsible for the theft.

Bruce Stafford reported on Monday, Aug. 26 that someone entered his home and garage on Vein Mountain Road and took $37,375 worth of goods. The crime occurred sometime between noon on Friday, Aug. 2 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25.

Among the stolen items was a green 1979 Ford Mustang with drag racing tires and a roll cage inside the vehicle. Also taken were thousands of dollars’ worth of hand and power tools, audio equipment, furniture, scrap metal and an extensive collection of vinyl albums.

Anyone with information concerning the theft or suspects is asked to call Detective Burlin Ballew at 652-2237 or text TIP MCDOWELLSO and your information to 888777.

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