SFPD Get 2 More Reports Of Plumbing Theft
by KDLT News
October 02, 2012 2:22 PM
Two more businesses have fallen victim to plumbing thieves who have been taking parts from Sioux Falls men's rooms since Thursday.
Police say they received the new reports Monday at the Burger King on Russell Street and the Ramkota Inn.
The total number of businesses hit is now at 14.
Police say the missing parts from the hotel come from the public restrooms.
Employees at the Burger King tried to keep an eye on their men's room, but weren't able to stop the crime.
"They were keeping an eye on their bathroom, and there was one particular point where they had a big rush of people in there and that's when it happened," said Officer Sam Clemens with the Sioux Falls Police Department.
Officials say the flusher valve theft at Burger King happened during that 15 minute window.