Robin­son of­fers re­ward for in­for­ma­tion on stolen Jeep

The Standard Journal - - POLICE & FIRE - By Kevin Myrick Ed­i­tor

Polk County Deputy Coro­ner Marty Robin­son is of­fer­ing a re­ward for in­for­ma­tion that can lead to the ar­rest of those re­spon­si­ble for steal­ing a Jeep Lib­erty from his driveway last week­end.

Ac­cord­ing to Robin­son, he and his wife were both gone from their Col­lege Street home in Rock­mart be­tween 3 and 6 p. m. on Sun­day, Aug. 27, when it was dis­cov­ered that their blue Jeep Liber- ty was miss­ing. After he filed a po­lice re­port on the theft, Robin­son said he went look­ing for the SUV him­self, but to no avail.

“It’s tank was empty, so they had to put gas in it at some point, and I’m not sure how they got in­side of it since it was locked,” Robin­son said.

Robin­son’s Jeep Lib­erty turned back up overnight when he re­ceived a call be­fore mid­night on Mon­day, Aug. 28, that it had been found by the Polk County Fire Depart­ment on Hugh Deems Road, stripped and burn­ing on the side of the road.

“They took the en­gine, the trans­mis­sion and any­thing use­able from it they could,” Robin­son said. “They also tried to re­move all the VIN num­bers, but we found one I wasn’t even aware of and I was able to match it up with my ti­tle, which I had on me.”

Robin­son is of­fer­ing a $500 re­ward for any in­for­ma­tion on who stole his Jeep.

“I’m not wor­ried about the money,” Robin­son said. “It was the sen­ti­men­tal value that mat­tered to me.”

He said he bought the Lib­erty for his mother to drive be­fore she died in 2014, when the SUV re­turned to him.

Those with in­for­ma­tion about the ve­hi­cle theft can con­tact Robin­son through Face­book, or call the Rock­mart Po­lice Depart­ment at 770- 6856558.

Marty Robin­son

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