Crime Stoppers - Cemetery Burglary

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Thieves got away with thousands of dollars worth of lawn equipment from a Wichita cemetery. Now police need your help finding those responsible.

Sometime between the evening of Tuesday, April 4 and the morning of Tuesday, April 24, someone forced open the lock to a storage shed at Maple Grove Cemetery at 1000 N. Hillside St.

The thief took a 2008 John Deere Gator, a gray 5-foot by 8-foot single-axle trailer, a Suzuki RMF black and yellow dirt bike, one air compressor, five chainsaws, a pole saw, five weed eaters and a toolbox of miscellaneous hand tools. The loss is valued at over $10,000.

Anyone with information about this crime should call Crimestoppers at 267-2111. An anonymous tip can also be submitted via text message, by texting TIP217, then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name.

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