ARNOLD (KMOV.com) - Police believe the same thieves stole used tires at two business in Arnold earlier in February.
On the night of February 5, thieves broke into a storage room and stole $4,200 in used tires, rims and batteries at the Plaza Tire Service in the 300 block of Plaza Way . Later that same night investigators say the same thieves backed up a truck and stole 140 used tires valued at $4,200 at the Dobbs Tire in the 1300 block of Jeffco Boulevard.
Workers at the Plaza Tire store told News 4 that the burglary was the second break-in in six months. And that thieves came back a few days later and tried to break in a third time.
Police say used tires can be sold to a recycling facility for $8 a tire or online for more. News 4 checked Craigslist and found tires being sold for as little as $10 and as much as $100 per tire.