Thieves Make Off With 7200 Pounds of Concrete I-Beams From Tecumseh

Wednesday September 26th, 2012

Posted at 12:14pm


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Photo of one of the missing type of I-beams

The Essex County OPP are investigating the theft of a number of heavy reinforced concrete beams from a production yard in Tecumseh.

Prestressed Systems Incorporated reported 48 steel bulk head “I” beams missing from their production yard at 5058 Walker Road in Tecumseh. It’s thought the theft occurred between August 22nd and September 20th.

Each of the beams are made of quarter inch steel, are 8 feet tall by 3 feet wide and some are painted a bright blue colour.

A great effort must have been made to steal the 48 beams as each weighs approximately 150lbs, for a combined approximate weight of 7200lbs. The stolen beams and are valued at nearly $40,000.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this property is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-222-8477 or Detective Mike LANE at 519-723-2491 at the Essex County Crime Unit.

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