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Burglars break into west Lincoln trailer, again targeting power tools, police say
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Burglars break into west Lincoln trailer, again targeting power tools, police say

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Burglars struck another trailer in the Lincoln area sometime Monday night, making off with a generator and various power tools from Nextlink Internet in west Lincoln. 

Burglars took about $6,000 worth of equipment from the business near Southwest 20th and West O streets, LPD Officer Erin Spilker said. An employee reported the loss to police at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

Among the stolen items was a generator, worth about $1,000, and a collection of DeWalt power drills, batteries and chargers, Spilker said. 

The trailer break-in seems to align with a string of similar burglaries targeting construction tools and equipment in the area. Last week, burglars stole about $3,000 worth of various tools and supplies from a construction site southwest of Lincoln, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. 

In both instances, burglars broke into trailers. 

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