Thief stealing manhole covers in Diboll

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 5:24pm

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants the public’s help identifying the person(s) responsible for the theft of Diboll area manhole covers.

Just after noon on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, Public Works employees discovered that at least nine manhole covers and several manhole rings had been stolen from manholes in the area of Booker Street and Highway 59 South; near Diboll’s Waste Water Treatment facility.

Some of the covers were unbolted from their rings while others were removed from the ground by breaking the surrounding concrete.

Stamped on the face of the manhole covers, manufactured by Sigma Corporation, are “SIGMA”, “HM144N”, “INDIA”, “SANITARY”, and “SEWER”. Sigma Corporation product literature lists the combined weight of each cover and ring as 285 pounds.

Images of the manholes, manhole covers similar to those stolen, and a diagram of the covers and rings are available under the Crime of the Week section of www.LufkinCrimeStoppers.com.

Anyone with information concerning the person(s) responsible for these thefts or the location of the stolen property should call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS, or submit an anonymous tip at  www.LufkinCrimeStoppers.com. Tipsters never have to give their name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest related to these crimes.

From Lufkin Police Department

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