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Police continue to hunt for tire thieves

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 07 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 08 2013 08:42:29 AM CDT

Police in Berks County are investigating a string of tire thefts from a trucking company.

CAERNARVON TWP., Pa. -

Police in Berks County are investigating a string of tire thefts from a trucking company.

Police say thieves targeted Morgan Corporation at least four times this year, stealing more than 20 tires. Investigators say they have no leads and they need the public's help.

Hundreds of trucks line the yard at Morgan in Caernarvon Twp. And when the sun sets, police say thieves have been sneaking into the property and stealing tires.

"They are happening in the overnight hours in a location that is not too visible from the roadway. So it is difficult for security or the police to see what is happening," said Paul Stolz, Caernarvon Township Police Chief.

Despite these tires being much larger than tires on a typical vehicle, police say the thieves are managing to steal them because they are taking just the tire and leaving the rim behind.

"They are deflating them, removing them from the tire rim and rolling them most likely into some type of vehicle. And up to over 16 tires have been taken at one point in time," said Stolz.

Morgan Corporation has been targeted four separate times since May of this year. Police say they have no leads on suspects or a vehicle description at this time but they think the thieves will probably return a fifth time.