The expense to replace them falls on the city, and the holes left behind are a safety concern. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
Someone is stealing sewer grates in West Chicago neighborhoods and that’s bad news for cars, bikes and those on foot.
Manhole covers and sewer grates are being stolen in Chicago, and across the suburbs, posing a damage threat to cars and a threat of injury to pedestrians, who could fall inside.
Police believe they’ve solved the case of stolen manhole covers and sewer grates in Joliet and nearby communities.
Police in Joliet report, they’re losing about 20 manhole covers a month, and they’re not alone, as the value of scrap metal sends thieves in search of easy money.