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Howard County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Burglary of Hardware Store

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to the theft of tools often used to commit a crime that has seen a dramatic increase in recent years.

A department Facebook post says the Sheriff’s office took a report of a burglary from a hardware store near Elma in the overnight hours of Friday night into Saturday morning. Items taken included cordless tools such as grinders, reciprocating saws, and batteries.  

The Sheriff’s Office cautions that these tools are commonly used to commit other thefts, especially removal of catalytic converters; and to please be vigilant of your belongings.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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