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Crime & Courts

April 2, 2014

Pittsburg police looking for man in hubcap thefts

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Police are looking for a man in a white car who has been stealing center hubcaps off cars in the parking lots of businesses in Pittsburg.

The Pittsburg Police Department said in a news release Wednesday that four such thefts have been reported since Feb. 15 and that others have gone unreported since area car dealerships have reported an increase in customers ordering replacement center hubcaps.

Parking lots where hubcaps are known to have been taken include those outside The Corner Bistro, Jim’s Steakhouse, Parrot Bey, Meadowbrook Mall and Wal-Mart, police said. An eyewitness to one of the thefts described the thief as about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with short, brown or black hair, and a skinny build. He left the area in a white, four-door car, police said.

Anyone with information about the thefts is being asked to call police at 620-231-1700 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 417-782-TIPZ.

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