Thieves Take More than $100K in Wire, Equipment from Kansas Plant

February 13, 2014

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.

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