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Westerville: Truck batteries worth $2,000 stolen from business

Vehicle batteries worth $2,000 were stolen from trucks at a business in the 200 block of Old County Line Road overnight Aug. 15-16, Westerville police reported.

An employee reported she arrived at work the morning of Aug. 16 and learned that five of the company's trucks were missing batteries.

The theft was discovered by other employees who arrived early to fix a muffler on one of the trucks.

According to the report, the metal boxes for the batteries had been unbolted and removed and the batteries were stolen from each of the five trucks.

Employees reported the batteries cost about $250 each, and that some of the trucks took two or three batteries, leading to the $2,000 loss estimate.

Police have no suspects and have not made any arrests.

In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:

• The owner of a business in the 700 block of Northfield Road reported he suspects multiple checks have been stolen from its mailbox.

Multiple checks turned up missing over the last month, something the owner said normally happens only "once or twice a year."

Police currently have no suspects.

• The owner of a house in the 700 block of Vancouver Drive reported Aug. 16 that two bikes were stolen from his garage.

The homeowners were out for the evening and found the bicycles missing when they returned at 10:30 p.m. The owner said he believes the garage was locked, but a garage door opener was inside an unlocked vehicle in front of the garage.

One custom built bicycle was valued at $6,000.