Paducah Police Probe Radiator Thefts
PADUCAH, KY - Police in Paducah say radiators from older cars are proving to be a hot item, so hot that there have been 15 thefts reported since June.
Officer Justin Hodges says because the radiators were taken from older cars and generally made from copper, pinpointing when they were stolen is difficult.
Hodges told The Paducah Sun some of the cars involved have been parked on the street or in an alley for months at a time, so people may not initially notice the part is missing.
Until the investigation is completed, police have asked people to be vigilant in checking their cars and making sure to report any stolen items. Hodges says if someone is found guilty, the restitution would take time to get back to the victims.