Police investigate theft of manhole covers on city streets

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) – Officials with the Forrest City Police Department told Region 8 News they are investigating a string of thefts involving city owned manhole covers. According to police, a report was filed with the department that 8 covers were stolen from streets and corner drains.

Police have posted a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible.

Forrest City police posted on its Facebook page that the manhole covers are metal with the word "Sewer" stamped on them.

The information indicated the covers were expensive and dangerous to residents.

Residents are being urged to use caution on the streets and report any suspicious activity to police at 870-633-3434.

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