A Grand Junction handyman had a huge setback to his business when thieves stole a large number of tools he needed to get work done for his clients.

The theft happened on Thursday, November 9, sometime between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The criminals cut the padlock on a storage shed in the backyard of a home in the 2800 block of Valentino Way.

After breaking into the shed, the suspects took over $16,000 worth of items including two chainsaws, numerous hand and power tools, and other items typically used by the victim for his handyman business.

If you know anything about this theft, even if it is a small detail, call the Grand Junction Police Department at 970-242-6707.

If you would prefer to report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-7867 or file a report online at the Crime Stoppers website, www.241stop.com.

If the information provided leads to an arrest, the person providing the information is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 and will still remain anonymous.