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Friday, 28 August 2015 17:06

600-Pound Compressor Ripped from Auto Shop in NM

An auto shop on the west-side of Albuquerque, NM is losing business after the air compressor was stolen.

A group spent two hours breaking loose a heavy, red air compressor from Roadies Auto Villa. The piece of equipment is vital to the shop's functionality. 

"We thought it was theft proof," owner Brad Eckoff told KOAT Action News 7. "The thing weighs like 600 pounds."

The criminals hauled it away in a gold truck after being caught on surveillance video.

Eckoff told KOAT Action News 7 he doesn't know how the thieves pried it loose.

The thieves had to roll the air compressor down an 8-foot drop to get it onto the bed of the truck. 

Police are looking for leads.

The $1,500 necessity was a "game changer" for the shop.

"It's a really expensive piece of equipment. It's not covered by insurance," Eckoff told KOAT Action News 7.

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