Heavy storm grates stolen in Cary
Posted January 4, 2013
Cary, N.C. — Cary police said Friday that they are investigating the theft of 10 stormwater grates that have been removed from the curbs of commercial parking lots in the last week.
The town has had 30 grates stolen since July. Police said they have no suspects.
“Thankfully, we’ve had no reports of injuries or property damage, but missing stormwater grates pose a threat to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike,” Cary police Lt. Steve Fonke said. “We encourage citizens to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.”
The grates are heavy, weighing several hundred pounds each.
Anyone with information is asked to call Cary police at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest, and callers can remain confidential.