Mystery Thieves Steal Guy's Roof

Yes, really
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2016 12:14 PM CDT
Mystery Thieves Steal Guy's Roof
Just. plain. weird.   (Shutterstock)

It's a theft so bizarre even police had trouble believing it. Cory Archuleta says he stepped outside his Albuquerque home Saturday only to realize that all the shingles on his roof had been torn off—and cleaned up. Neighbors say a work crew in a silver pickup truck with a flat-bed trailer had removed the roof over the preceding two days, but "nobody knows who they are," Archuleta tells KRQE. He suspects roofers showed up at the wrong address, though none have come forward. Archuleta's insurance agent—who had a laugh at his expense—says a replacement roof will be covered. (A driveway was also stolen.) Archuleta is in the process of selling his house, and called his real estate agent with the news. "And I was like, ‘what? How the hell is that possible? How does somebody steal a roof?'” says the agent. (More weird crimes stories.)

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