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Thieves steal sprinkler heads in Redlands

July 27, 2011 12:38:02 AM PDT
Authorities are alerting the public after a rise in thefts of sprinkler heads in Redlands.

The thieves steal the sprinkler heads and assemblies to cash in on the brass at scrap metal yards.

Police said over the past three months, there have been at least 20 thefts, mostly at night.

Investigators say they don't know whether they are looking for one thief or a gang. Anyone noticing anything suspicious should call Redlands Police Department at (909) 798-7681.