Usually, burglars steal possessions from inside a home. This time, they stole the whole home.
The model home, measuring 11 feet wide by 50 feet long by 16 feet tall, was stolen last month from outside a housing company’s Kern County office.
“The home was set on piers and whomever stole it, took the piers and all,” said Statewide Homes spokeswoman Sheri L. Murray in an e-mail.
“This home was originally for a retired couple in LA, and he passed away. So we helped them out by making the home our model home for our new office in Mojave,” she said.
The home was valued at $45,000, “and our insurance may not cover it until it is found,” Murray said
Anyone with information about the theft was asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-824-7130.
“We are offering a $1,000 reward for the information leading to the recovery of the home,” Murray said.