Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- There doesn’t seem to be any limits for thieves in Syracuse who’ve been relentless in their search for scrap metal. Thieves have targeted vacant homes, sewer grates, playground fencing and now even school zones.
Construction crews at Dr. Weeks Elementary School are taking extra steps to protect their construction site after thieves broke in and scoured the work zone area on Hawley Avenue.
The thieves piled up $45,000 worth of metal to scrap, including saws, hand tools and whatever else they could get their hands on. But they didn’t get too far. Police found most of the tools and equipment had been stashed behind a house on Manilla Street. Workers wheeled it all back. So they’re back at work and the renovation project is back on track. But the callousness of metal thieves has hit new depths in Syracuse with thefts at playgrounds and schools – regardless of the cost to others.
Syracuse Police are asking any witnesses to the thefts, which happened last weekend, to give them a call at 442-5222.