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Grates found at the Kilpatrick site. (Photo courtesy Ald. Scott Waguespack)

Missing City Grates Found In Scrap Metal Yard

Police followed two would-be tree grate thieves to a recycling center on the West Side, where they found hundreds of city-owned tree and sewer grates, worth thousands of dollars.

08/24/2012

These decorative iron grates around the base of city trees are being targeted by thieves. (CBS)

The Latest Metal Item To Steal For Scrap: Iron Grates Around Trees

The decorative iron grates at the base of trees in the city are heavy — up to 175 pounds – and they’re in plain view. But that’s not stopping thieves. CBS 2′s Kristyn Hartman reports.

12/09/2011