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South Omaha business owner frustrated over car thefts

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A long-time South Omaha business owner says thieves have pushed him to the brink of moving but he’s not quite ready to give up.

And hopes a reward will solve the latest theft.

For almost four decades Apple Auto has been selling affordable used cars but after several thefts owner, Tom Holzapfel is tired of thieves stealing the fruits of his labor.

“I’m going stay despite this one Mike but a couple more and I’m out of here. I can only take so much,” said Holzapfel.

A 2007 Ford F-350 and trailer used to haul cars were stolen early one morning from outside Tom’s service garage a few blocks south at 41st & Q.

“Definitely, I got to get some cameras but they’ve cut them off in the past so I need to have something where they can’t ascertain the back ends of them or reach them or something,” said Holzapfel.

A nearby church has cameras that captured the truck and trailer speeding by. Tom suspects someone…

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