Police searching for suspect who stole one ton lead blocks

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by Adam McDonald / KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 6 at 5:43 PM

(KMOV) – Police in Herculeaneum are searching for the suspect who stole a lead block containing metal worth $55,000 dollars.

Doe Run, who owns the lead blocks , say the theft of the two-by-two blocks of lead sell for two thousand dollars each.

"It sounds to me like it could be an inside job," said Scott Senger. "I never heard of anyone who wanted to take a big chunk of lead."​

Authorities believe some of the lead was sold to metal recycling companies. 

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