Drones, electronics stolen from business trailer parked at Snohomish church

Snohomish police are investigating after the owners of DieHard RC said someone broke into their locked trailer that was parked at a church and stole roughly $30,000 in drones and other electronics early Sunday.

DieHard RC owner Brenda Wilson, who takes pride in her company’s programs for children and veterans, said she no longer has the equipment to host remote control car and drone races.

"It was used for our business but the majority of it was used for community outreach and youth programs as well as veterans programs,” said Wilson. “Get the kids really interested in STEM.”

Wilson said more than a dozen drones were among the electronics stolen Sunday, including remote control cars, from the trailer that she said had been locked and parked behind a church on Bickford Avenue where DieHard RC hosts indoor races.

"The storm hit and we would not normally have had it parked here,” said Wilson. “We thought it was safe."

Wilson shared surveillance video that she said showed a van that drove to and from the back of the church several times Sunday morning.

Snohomish police told KIRO 7 they’re reviewing the surveillance video but can’t say for sure yet if the van driver was involved in the theft.

An online fundraiser for the company had already raised several thousand dollars by Thursday night.

“We’d love to get our stuff back,” said Wilson. “No questions asked.”

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