COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Police say someone stole a tow truck from a Colorado Springs body shop before trashing it and dumping it in eastern El Paso County.

The theft was caught on surveillance video.

Investigators say that someone entered a locked storage yard at Earl Scheib Auto Body Shop, 3250 E. Platte Avenue, in the early morning hours of March 10, 2014.

The thief used the truck to tear down a gate and then drove away.

The truck was later found damaged beyond repair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Colorado Springs Police at 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867).

Tips can also be e-mailed to Autotheft@ci.colospgs.co.us