Delaware County Sheriff's investigators are looking to determine who stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in late April.

A zoo employee contacted the sheriff's office April 28 to report theft occurred between midnight April 18 and 9 a.m. April 21 in the 4800 block of West Powell Road in Liberty Township.

Someone stole a countertop convection oven valued at $1,235 from one of the zoo's outdoor food stands, according to sheriff's reports. The thief also got away with three digital signs, together valued at $2,445, reports said.

In other recent county sheriff's reports:

* Deputies responded to a burglary alarm about 3:45 a.m. April 30 at a business in the 8600 block of Columbus Pike in Orange Township. Someone caused $500 worth of damage to the business' front door, but investigators determined no one gained access to the building, reports said.

* A man reported a burglary occurred between 8 a.m. April 28 and 4 p.m. May 1 in the 3100 block of Bean-Oller Road in Liberty Township. Someone entered a garage and stole $500 worth of tools, according to sheriff's reports.

* A woman reported a vehicle was stolen between noon April 27 and 11 a.m. April 28 in the 5000 block of Bayhill Drive in Liberty Township. Someone stole a trailer valued at $750 from a residence's yard, reports said.

* A woman reported someone damaged and stole items from two vehicles between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. April 30 near the intersection of Africa and Plumb roads in Orange Township. Someone stole a pen valued at $680, gift cards worth $150 and other items from the vehicles, according to sheriff's reports.

* A woman reported theft from a vehicle occurred between noon and 12:30 p.m. April 28 in the 4100 block of Lewis Center Road in Orange Township. Someone stole a purse worth $1,200, sunglasses valued at $450 and $100 cash from the car, according to reports.