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50 storm drain grates taken from city compound

By Staff | Jun 21, 2011

Fifty storm drain grates were stolen from a Cape Coral compound.
A supervisor from the city’s water works department contacted police on Thursday and reported that the grates were missing at 2615 N.W. 12th Ave. The compound is located in an open field and it is not surrounded by a fence.
The man estimated that each grate weighs 100 to 150 pounds.
The grates reportedly cost approximately $20,000 in total.
Anyone with information can contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 574-3223, or submit a tip by texting “CCPD” plus the message to CRIMES or by visiting: www.capecops.com. Tipsters can also contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS (8477) and be eligible for a cash reward.