Pratt police investigating rash of burglaries

PRATT, Kansas (AP) – Pratt police are asking for help to solve a string of burglaries the south-central Kansas town.

Detective Jeff Ward says many of the recent thefts in the last three weeks have been at storage units.

The most recent complaint involved thefts at 12 or 13 storage units in the Pratt Business Center. Ward says property from the storage units was tossed around but not much was stolen.

Police also responded to 14 burglaries at four storage units in March. Several suspects were arrested in that case.

The Pratt County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating several thefts at storage facilities in the county.

The Pratt City Water Department also has been hit, with copper, brass and tools stolen in several burglaries.

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