30 propane tanks stolen ahead of Memorial Day Weekend in seemingly related thefts

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ELKHART, Ind. -- The Elkhart Police Department is looking for a suspect(s) in a string of propane tank thefts that happened between Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning.

At 7:23 a.m. on Thursday morning, officers were called to Medallion Plastics Inc. at 836 Summa Dr. for a burglary. The Operations Manager called officers to report that a person or a group of people cut the padlocks off outside storage cages and stole 24 industrial propane tanks sometime between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Later that same morning, around 8:57 a.m., officers were called to Sirco Industries Inc. at 4531 Chester Dr. for a similar report. 

The manager told officers that someone or a group of people cut a padlock on an exterior propane cage and stole six industrial propane tanks sometime between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

The case remains under investigation.

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