Reward offered for information in burglaries at Dillon County Farm

Tom Dees at his family's farm on Tuesday

The Dees Family Farm has been burglarized twice in the past month.

Thieves have made off with about $3,000 in tools and supplies.

The Dillon County Sheriff's Office is investigating the burglaries at the 18-acre farm and pond.

Tom Dees say the farm has been in his family since 1905.

Dees is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

"This is a $500 bounty. I want justice. And if paying some money helps to get my tools back, then that's good," said Dees.

He says some of the stolen tools were given to him by his late father.

"They took tools that were passed down from my father. We were builders. After his death , I got some of those tools, and those tools are now sold. You sold them for pennies on the dollar. They're sitting in a pawn shop."

Dees has set up a website with pictures of the tools and a personal message appealing for help.

Dees says he's going the extra mile to get his stuff back because it means so much to him.

"You've been in my house. You've invaded some place that is sacred to me."

Residents in the Oak Grove community are helping to patrol around Dees' farm in effort to find those responsible for the burglaries.

Dees plans to put up surveillance cameras around the farm.

If you have any information on these crimes, you're asked to call the Dillon County Sheriff's Office at (843) 841-3721.