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Surveillance Tape may Help Find DMV Burglars

Surveillance Tape may Help Find DMV Burglars

Posted - Jul. 29, 2003 at 7:52 a.m.



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(KSL News) Detectives say surveillance tape may help catch the thieves who made off with two huge safes from the Department of Motor Vehicles over the weekend.

People waited a long time at the DMV in South Jordan because the South Salt Lake Office was closed. It was the target of an intricate and clever heist over the weekend.

Investigators say phone and power lines were cut before thieves entered the building through the ceiling. They used a forklift and pickup truck stolen from a nearby business to lift and haul off two DMV safes, each about three by five feet and 1,500 pounds.

Darin Sweeten/ South Salt Lake Police Dept.: "We not only have to look at suspects outside of the organization, but we have to look at potential suspects from either of these businesses."

So far, the criminals have gotten away with upwards of $100,000 and vehicle registration decals. Those might be sold on the streets.

If you need services, the South Salt Lake office will open this morning at 8:00.

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