Loss tops $37K in Salina wire thefts
Published on -10/17/2012, 7:09 AM
SALINA, Kan. (AP) -- Police in Salina are looking for whoever stole or damaged more than $37,000 worth of wire from an auction lot.
Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield says it happened sometime between Sunday night and late Monday afternoon.
Thieves cut a metal chain to gain access to the lot at Wilson Auction. Once inside, they cut a 500-foot spool of 4-inch pressurized wire, leaving it damaged beyond repair. The wire was worth $22,500.
Several other spools of wire and coaxial cable were stolen from the property, including 250 feet of 2.5-inch wire worth $7,500.