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Beams stolen from Long Beach businessman

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Willie Walker, owner of All Phase Construction, returned from his mother-in-law's wake to find that someone had stolen thousands of dollars worth of material. Now Mr. Walker is calling on the community to help him save his livelihood. Willie Walker, owner of All Phase Construction, returned from his mother-in-law's wake to find that someone had stolen thousands of dollars worth of material. Now Mr. Walker is calling on the community to help him save his livelihood.
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Willie Walker, owner of All Phase Construction, returned from his mother-in-law's wake to find that someone had stolen thousands of dollars worth of material. Now Mr. Walker is calling on the community to help him save his livelihood.  

It took Willie Walker close to 30 years to build his company to where it is now. Within a matter of minutes however, virtually everything he worked for was snatched away.

"My working equipment was gone, and I mean I had a panic attack because I have a job coming up this week that I need those beams for. I had them stored out here so that if I do a job I can just come out here and unlock the gate, get my I beams and do my work," Walker said.

As of right now, Walker won't be able to do his work. Sometime between Friday and Monday morning, what he says had to have been a group of thieves, came in and destroyed everything he has worked so hard to accumulate.

"The beams came up missing, the two buses came up missing. It's unbelievable. I mean, I have enough medical problems to file for disability, but I'm still trying to make my living the hard way, but now I can't," Walker said.

"Somebody like Willie Walker who uses this equipment to make a living with, that's like you guys if you didn't have your camera. You couldn't do an interview and he can't do his job without his equipment," Walker's close friend, Ken Shaddix. "These people have no conscience. They just come in here and take what they want."

Because the equipment that the robbers walked away with was so large, Walker says he's sure someone must have witnessed the incident. Now he's just hoping that someone will come forward.

"This is what I use to make my living. I can't go to the hardware store and buy this. I don't have the money to go buy that kind of equipment again. Hopefully somebody saw something whose going to come forward. I'm just saying my prayers to God to help me out with this," Walker said.  

Walker has already contacted the Sheriff's Department and they too are hoping for some good leads to help crack the case. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Harrison County Sheriff's Department at (228) 865-7092.

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