17 Storage units burglarized over the weekend

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WICHITA, Kan. — More than a dozen storage units were broken into over the past week at a facility in the 1400 block of South Tyler.

Steve Jones has been renting space from Public Storage for about five years. He actually runs his business out of his two units.

"I have a mattress business that I run out of here instead of having a store front I have two different units," Jones said. "I have one for a showroom and one for stock."

However, over the weekend 17 units were broken into. Wichita Police Department said the thief or thieves made entry through the north side of the property by cutting through a stripe plate and screws with a saw to the units.

While no suspects have been caught, police are working with the victims to figure just what and how much was stolen. Police said that typically people try to go through and find items of value that are small and easier to carry like any typical property crime.

While Steve isn't a victim of this crime. He's upset Public Storage didn't send out a notice about the burglaries.

"I'm not comfortable with the whole situation at all. You're (KAKE News) the first one to tell me," Hill said. "They haven't told me yet and I've been here three times today already."

He believes renters deserve to know when a crime happens.

"I think they should have notified myself and I know that there are other businesses that operate out of here."


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