Second trailer stolen in one week in broad daylight

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -{}A family's spring break vacation goes awry when their a-t-v and four wheeler are stolen in broad daylight.{}

It's the second time this week a trailer has been stolen during the day in a busy parking lot. A nearby surveillance camera recorded the theft, and now the family hopes it will help lead to an arrest.

"it didn't turn out quite like we wanted to," said Ashlie Harper, owner of the trailer.

It was spring break vacation that would be one for the books. Harper, her mom, sister and two nephews all from Crossett planned to spend a couple of days in a cabin in Dover. But they would never even make it there.

"We were just going to go four-wheeler riding for a couple of days," said Harper.

They stopped at Playtime Pizza in Little Rock for a few hours Wednesday. Only to come out and find their pickup truck had a much lighter load.

"The trailer, with the four-wheeler and the ranger were gone. The entire trailer was taken," said Harper.

"I was really, really mad," said her nephew, Austin Measel. "I just got them Monday and I haven't had a chance to ride it yet with them."

Playtime Pizza's surveillance video showed the thieves drove in around 7:15 p.m. and did the job very quickly.

"By the time they got here, hooked up and was gone was seven minutes," said Harper.

But it's not the first time this has happened a{}video shows another trailer stolen off a Fort Thompson parking lot in Sherwood on Monday. That one was{}around{}five in the afternoon. Although the Little Rock thieves were much more brazen.

"It's pretty bold to try to steal a trailer when it's on parking lot with that many people around in an area where people are constantly going in and out," said Lt. Sidney Allen, with LRPD.

It's a huge risk the thieves were willing to take. And for now, it seems to have paid off.

"There were quite a few people here last night. I would say 100 to 120 cars in the parking lot. So we felt very safe about leaving the vehicle." said Harper.

Harper said the thieves stole about $25,000 worth of property. She is offering a $1,500{}reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. If you know something you are encouraged to contact LRPD.