Tools reported stolen from Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Athens

ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) - The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Athens says it has had to halt a popular program because of a recent theft of some tools.

A store spokesman says employees first noticed the tools were missing on May 15. The theft likely occurred between May 11 and 14.

Among the items stolen are a Ryobi 3600 generator, two Ryobi cordless drills, two Hilti reciprocating saws, a corded drill, a circular saw, a Lowe’s lawnmower, a Stihl curved-shaft gas trimmer, and a large red rolling tool bag filled with wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers and other random tools.

The value of the tools has not been released.

The tools are used as part of the store’s deconstruction program, which salvages useful items out of buildings slated for demolition.

The Athens Police Department is investigating the theft.