Catoosa County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a burglary in Tunnel Hill, in which nearly $3,000 worth of tools was stolen from a man's residence.

The incident occurred on Audrey Lane on April 12 and involved the victim arriving home to find his garage ransacked and his air compressor sitting out in the yard.

The victim said he left the residence the previous evening, which means the burglary occurred sometime between 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday, reports show.

When deputies walked through the scene with the victim, they found a key on a keychain and a camouflage flashlight that the victim said must have been left behind by the burglar.

Saws, grinders, a sander, drills, and three nail guns were stolen, reports show.

The victim said the total value of the missing property is about $2,910.

Asked about potential suspects, the victim told detectives two white males in their 30s came to his door the week prior asking permission to fish in his pond, which he granted. One of the men said his last name was Hall, and that he knew the previous owner of the home.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact detective Timothy Busby of the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department at 706-935-2424.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.