Who knew storm grates could command so much money?
Police say thieves made off with $7,000 worth of metal grates in a theft last week, and 30 feet of metal went missing from another business in a larceny this week.
The first theft was reported on Dec. 8, when the manager of the grocery store called police and told them several storm drains were missing from the property. The thefts included a pair of three-by-five storm drains taken from the back of the lot, and a one-by-eight-foot drain taken from the southern part of the lot, Lt. James Ladeairous said.
The combined worth of the metal is about $7,000, according to police.
On Tuesday, police received another call from a business owner, this time at Chagares Holding Corp. at 65 Traverse Ave. The manager there told police a 30-foot section of downspout gutter was taken from the building sometime
overnight. The report didn't indicate the value of that piece, which went from the third-story roof of the building to the ground.
Police checked with local scrap metal yards, but if the thieves are offloading the metal, they're not doing it in Port Chester.
Anyone with information on the thefts can call the Port Chester Police Department at 914-939-1000. All calls will be kept confidential.
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