St. Mary Parish Sheriff's officials say that one Patterson business is really hurting after a major theft.  Detectives says that on July 25th they were called out to Patterson Tubular Services after the theft of seventy-one pipe couplings.  Each coupling's value is one thousand dollars.

Deputies says that the couplings were taken from the yard at Patterson Tubular Services on Siracusa Road.  Officers do not have much information in the case, but they can say that it was a heavy job to steal the items as each coupling weighs fifty-six pounds.

Detectives are working right now to get the surveillance footage from the yard.  They are asking anyone who might have information on where the couplings might be or information about the theft, should contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at the Detectives Division at 985-384-1622 or 337-828-1960.