TUSCOLA — The Douglas County sheriff's office needs help solving three recent burglaries to Bryant Industries, known as Tuscola Recycling, at 531 E. U.S. 36, Tuscola.
Sometime between the evening hours of Nov. 1 and 2, someone cut through a padlock on a semitrailer truck at the business and stole about 1,400 pounds of copper wire valued at $5,394.
Then on Nov. 9 or 10, thieves got in a garage on the grounds and used a Bryant Industries forklift to move two pallets filled with approximately 2,600 pounds of copper wire, worth about $9,300, onto a vehicle apparently driven by the thieves.
On Nov. 19, someone again broke into the Bryant Industries garage and stole 500 pounds of insulated copper wire, 200 pounds of copper sheets and six catalytic converters with a total value of $2,300.
Anyone with information about any of these burglaries is asked to call the sheriff's office at 217-253-3511 or Douglas County Crimestoppers at 800-280-8316.
Callers do not have to give their names, and callers may be eligible for a cash reward if the information provided by the caller results in the arrest of the perpetrators.