Crimetracker - Family Treasure Stolen Thanksgiving Day

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wichita brothers were devastated after thieves took a family treasure. To make matters worse, the crime happened on Thanksgiving.

It was early Thanksgiving morning when someone tried to break in by cutting a lock. Nothing was stolen then, but a few hours later, something of great value was taken.

Stan and Steve Cox are still stunned after the Thanksgiving Day break-in.

After getting nothing the first time, the thieves went back to the storage area at 21st Street North and Zoo Blvd., and cut through the side of the steel building, getting around the alarm. They didn’t take anything except for a 1940s Indian Sidecar, an antique valued at $10,000.

“Surprised and mad that they would do this, especially since this was something our father built years ago," Stan said.

The last picture the brothers have of the cycle and sidecar shows their mother and father with their pride and joy.

"We feel like it was targeted,” Steve said. “They knew it was here, and that's what they were after."

The brothers say the sidecar is very unique, one of a kind, and hard to miss. They want it back.

The Cox brothers are keeping a close eye on the Internet for that sidecar. If you have any information you are asked to call police right away.

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