Boat Stolen During Business Break-In

Johnston County deputies are searching for at least two suspects operating a two-tone truck who broke into a Smithfield business Tuesday morning and stole a boat.

The break-in occurred at Collins, Inc. of Johnston County, located at 5620 Highway 70 Business East.  Surveillance video shows a pickup truck enter the dealership lot and leave with a customer’s camouflage 2014 Ranger boat with a 90HP Yamaha motor and Ranger trailer. The customer had dropped the boat off at the dealership for work.

Also stolen was an Evinrude motor from a small jon boat.  The stolen items were valued at $21,000.

Anyone who may recognize the vehicle or has information about the break-in is asked to contact the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 919-989-5000.