Footprints in the snow help police pinpoint time of Shawnee copper thefts
SHAWNEE, Kan. — Once again, copper was what thieves were after when they ripped up a Verizon cell phone tower in the area of 43rd and Wilder Rd.
Police believe they struck sometime between Feb.2 and Feb 12. Police say they established that date range from the footprints in the snow.
Four copper grounding bars were stolen, measuring 4″ x 24″. They could sell the copper for about $2,000.