LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities say thieves have struck at a new southern Indiana tourist attraction.

Indiana Caverns reports on its Facebook page that someone broke into the cave Wednesday night and stole expensive equipment.

The thief stole a large welder, a barrel fan and thousands of feet of welding cable.

Officials say the cave will have to halt development for a week due to the missing equipment. Developers are trying to get the cave open in May.

It will include a boat and walking tour.

Anyone with information is asked to call Indiana State Police.

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