Crime Stoppers - Fishing Equipment Theft

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of fishing equipment from a Wichita storage facility. Now, police are asking for your help in catching and reeling in those criminals.

Sometime between 5 and 6 a.m. on Friday, June 16, someone broke into a self-storage facility in the 1700 block of North Rock Road. The thieves broke through the gate and stole a number of items from the facility including fishing tackle, a ranger boat cover and an air compressor. The fishing tackle alone included 50 tackle boxes and numerous rods and reels valued at approximately $16,000.

The suspects were driving a light colored, older model pickup truck with a dark-colored passenger door. The truck was pulling a trailer.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call Crime Stoppers 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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