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South Carolina city sees theft of $20K-30K in street signs

June 28, 2019

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city is investigating why 148 street signs have been stolen from its roads.

WBTW-TV reports between $20,000 and $30,000 worth of signs have been stolen in North Myrtle Beach this summer so far, most taken from streets in Cherry Grove.

City spokesman Patrick Dowling says most of the signs were taken in one weekend. He says it’s probably kids who are causing the trouble.

He says there’s no word on how the city plans to stop the practice in the future, but he adds whoever took them had a plan.

Dowling says it appears the thieves went through neighborhoods with power tools, primarily saws that cut through aluminum or that cut through brackets.

The city plans to have the signs back up after July 4.

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Information from: WBTW-TV, http://www.wbtw.com

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