Bethlehem Police are asking for your help in identifying the persons responsible for the theft of at least twenty (yes, that’s right) storm grates in the recent days. Update: As of 11/27/12 we have had thirty-nine (39) storm grates stolen).
These storm grates weigh well over one hundred pounds each and have been stolen between 3:00 PM and 7:00 AM. These grates are valued at around $250 each and are usually stolen to be sold for scrap, or to weigh down items being sold for scrap so that the seller gets more money in return.
Anyone who may have any information, please contact the Detective Fulmer at 610.997.7682 or Detective Lieutenant DiLuzio at 610.865.7672. If you see anyone tampering with a storm grate (or any City property) please call 9-1-1 immediately. It is best to be a good witness and get the description of the people involved, car make/model/color/license plate, and their direction of travel.
Also, please be careful when walking in case someone has taken a storm grate and we have not replaced it or covered the hole.