Champaign County authorities investigating theft of horse equipment

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY - The Champaign County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in its investigation into multiple thefts that took place on April 15 and April 16.

Deputies say the thefts happened at the Gordyville Arena in Gifford between 10:00 p.m. on April 15 and 8:00 a.m. on April 16.  Authorities say five individuals reported that an unknown person or persons entered the Arena's "Tack room," taking a Circle Y Show Saddle, a saddle pad, a RS Work Saddle, an English HDH Saddle, a Western Royal Saddle, a Wenger Work Saddle, and a 2-Huber Work Saddle.

The total cost of the stolen property is $10,850.  Additionally, deputies received a report of damage to a horse trailer's lock, which is estimated to cost $500.

If you have any information on this incident, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477.  We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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