COWLEY COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating two incidents of theft last week at local businesses, resulting in losses estimated at more than $7,000, according to a media release from Arkansas City Police.
On January 13, officers were dispatched for a theft report at Zeller Motor Company, 3021 N.Summit St. Suspects had entered the property and removed several automobile parts valued at $6,000.
Police then were dispatched to the Evergy and Kansas Gas Service office, located just to the north of Zeller Motors at 3113 N. Summit St., for a similar theft report.
Investigators learned suspects forced entry into a fenced lot and removed property valued at $1,194. The thefts are thought to have taken place sometime after 10 p.m. Jan. 12.
Police are following up on leads. Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the Arkansas City Police Department at (620) 441-4444.