Items stolen from construction trailers

Items stolen from construction trailers

URBANA — Urbana police are looking for the person or persons who broke into construction trailers over the weekend.

Investigator Matt Rivers said several items were stolen from three business trailers at the site of the Birkey's store under construction in the 2200 block of South High Cross Road. Locks were cut off to get in the trailers.

Rivers said about half of the stolen property consisted of extension cords, valued for the copper in them which can be recycled for cash. Also stolen were two air nailers, a socket set and an electric saw.

Rivers said a definite value of the loss had not been tallied but estimated it at $2,000.

Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call Urbana police at 217-384-2320 or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 217-373-8477. Information may also be sent anonymously online at or by cellphone text message by sending CCTIP plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information leads to an arrest. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.

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