By Scott Bolthouse
A local contractor who, in his own words, had his “livelihood” stolen from him recently in Huron Township took to both Facebook and Craigslist over the weekend to ask the public to keep an eye out for the stolen items.
Rob Mills, who works as an insurance restoration contractor for Mills Construction, said in his Facebook post that on Monday, July 18, someone stole his work trailer from the area of Middle Belt and Sibley Roads.
“My job trailer was stolen from Huron Township (Romulus). It was 18 foot open trailer with yellow hi vis reflective stickers and a mounted yellow job box. The mesh ramp gate is missing. The wheels are mismatched (white and silver),” Mills said in a stolen equipment listing on Craigslist.
“They broke in the garage and stole every tool I own and loaded them on my trailer,” Mills said.
Mills says that all of the stolen equipment is worth about $35,000, and that the thief broke off the license plate bracket and cracked the back left lens on it before fleeing.
“Every tool I own, along with the trailer I use to carry materials to my jobs, the specific paint colors to finish my job and get paid that I no longer have, my saws, my ladders, my entire lively hood,” he said about the theft.
Mills said that a majority of the tools were tagged with “Mills Construction Services,” and that most of the stolen items were relatively new.
“If anyone has information leading to these trailers and tools I have $1000 for your troubles. No questions asked,” he said.
“Nobody likes a theif. They have made it so I cannot work. Please help me fellow contractors, americans, community members. Please!”
Rob Mills can be contacted at 734-776-9336.