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Center hubcap thefts in Pittsburg

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The City of Pittsburg has been experiencing a series of thefts of center hubcaps over the course of the past month and a half.  Four cases have been filed with the Pittsburg Police Department since February 15th.  However, we are aware that many other incidents have not been reported to the Department.  Investigators have contacted local dealerships regarding this trend, and were informed that there has been an increase in customers ordering replacement center caps.

Based on the reported incidents we know that the suspect typically targets business parking lots around noon.  The reported incidents have occurred at The Corner Bistro, Jim's Steakhouse, Parrot Bey, Pittsburg Meadowbrook Mall, and Wal-Mart.  In a large number of the incidents only the passenger side center caps were missing.

Research indicates that in other jurisdictions, these center caps are typically taken and sold to salvage yards or flea markets.

One eyewitness described the suspects as a white  male, approximately 5'6" to 5'7", possibly with brown or black short hair, skinny build.  The suspect was observed leaving in a white in color, four-door passenger car.

The Pittsburg Police Department requests that if you have recently been a victim of a center hubcap theft and have not reported the incident, please contact the Department and file a report.  It is imperative that the Community and the Department work together on this and other crimes.  Every bit of information is vital to the detection of offenders and prevention of a crime.

The investigations are ongoing at this time.  Anyone having information relating to these thefts or other crimes may report it to the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700.  Callers reporting criminal activity may remain anonymous.  In addition, information relating to this crime or other crimes may also be reported to Heartland Crime Stoppers at 417-782-TIPZ or HeartlandTipz.com.

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