Rockford Police Looking for Information in Manhole Cover Thefts

ROCKFORD -- During the past several days the Rockford Police Dept. has received several complaints regarding the theft of manhole covers and sewer grates from residential streets on the city’s Southeast side.

Witnesses have described the suspects as two black men driving a white pickup truck with a red stripe or stripes on the side. These thefts represent not only a financial loss, but also pose a significant threat to the safety of motorists and pedestrians.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact the Rockford Police Dept. (987-5824) or Crime Stoppers (963-7867).

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