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New Berlin police warn on work site robberies

NEW BERLIN- Police in New Berlin are warning of thieves targeting work sites and businesses with heavy machinery.


Battery and catalytic converter theft is a growing trend in New Berlin and Police there said it's also happening in cities across the country.


New Berlin has seen a rash of these robberies recently.


02/24 – 2345 S Commerce Dr – catalytic converter taken off work truck (03783)

02/22 – 16675 W Glendale Dr – 40yo W/M from Greenfield for Prowling at 10:58am (03636)

02/17 – 2615 S 124 St – truck batteries taken (03296) AM

02/14 – 1760 S Springdale Rd – scrap metal taken by 2 w/m in red pickup truck (03071)

02/06 – 14900 W Library Ln – heavy duty batteries taken from construction equipment (02503)

02/08 – S 128 St & W Cleveland Ave – 8 batteries taken (02652)

02/07 – 2615 S 124 St – seven batteries taken from construction equipment (02790)

02/03 – 3000 S Calhoun Rd – catalytic converter taken off work van (02380)

02/03 – 2445 S 179 St – skid steer taken from rear of building (02277)

01/30 – 16735 W Dakota St – catalytic converter taken from work truck (02017)

01/20 – 16875 W Ryerson Rd – two steel scrap storage containers with scrap taken by suspects in black pickup (01370)

01/20 – 1790 S Johnson Dr – 200 cast iron brake rotors taken (01375)


Police explained that scrap yards willing to pay hundreds for the stolen items are partly to blame.


They also say these items are quick and easy steals for heroin addicts looking for cash.


The increase in the problem, police say, coincides with the increase in the heroin problem.


Police suggest installing cameras in order to help catch the robbers.

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