Sedgwick County detectives are searching for suspects accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of fuel from a county-owned public works station.
It happened at the Sedgwick County Yards, 2200 S. Webb Road, sometime between Jan. 16 and Jan. 17.
Lt. David Mattingly, Sedgwick County spokesman, said the thieves got away with 190 gallons of diesel fuel, 100 gallons of unleaded fuel, a gas-powered air compressor, a gas-powered generator a 14-foot tandem-axle trailer and drill.
The loss is valued at $11,141.
Mattingly said the suspect cut a hole through a security fence to gain access to the facility.
This is not the first time the facility has been targeted. Over the summer, thieves stole 275 gallons of gas causing a $1,000 total loss. A similar theft occurred at a county public works facility on 71st St. South in October, where the thieves got away with more than 500 gallons of fuel causing a $4,000 total loss.
Mattingly said detectives are looking into whether the crimes are related.