Police say thieves cost a south Wichita, Kan., pavement recycling center more than $100,000.
The Cornejo plant crushes old highway pavement into small rock for new pavement.
Plant supervisor Jon Lewman says the thieves cut through a lock, shut off the power to the plant and began stripping out copper wire. They also took tools, tanks for acetylene torches and other items.
Lewman said the thieves also ruined a motor valued at $60,000.
KAKE-TV reports the plant will be closed for up to two weeks.