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Batteries stolen from construction vehicles in Fayetteville

Posted July 9, 2012 11:48 a.m. EDT
Updated July 9, 2012 11:56 a.m. EDT

— Police said Monday that they are investigating the theft of dozens of batteries from construction vehicles working on the Fayetteville Outer Loop highway project.

About 100 batteries were stolen Sunday from trucks, backhoes, illuminated signs and other construction equipment owned by R.E. Goodson Construction Co., police said. The vehicles and equipment were at the 6400 block of Bragg Boulevard, where crews are working on extending Interstate 295 around Fayetteville.

Police said the combined weight of the batteries is almost 10,000 pounds.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1618 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).