Butler County Times Gazette
  • Thieves hit Wichita parks vehicles during storm

  • Not even a record-setting snowfall could stop some Wichita thieves.
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  • Not even a record-setting snowfall could stop some Wichita thieves.
    And they hit the city where it hurts, stealing catalytic converters from seven vehicles parked at the city's parks and recreation department's yard.
    Police say the thieves stole the equipment early Tuesday, during the heaviest snowfall. City officials say the thefts came as parks department employees needed to help remove snow from parking lots.
    Thieves prize the catalytic converters because they contain valuable metals that can be sold for scrap.
    KAKE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Z2AOX6 ) the city says the thefts will cost taxpayers about $5,000.

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