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Thieves steal over 500 parking meters and Police don't want to investigate

By Chris V. Thangham     Dec 20, 2007 in Crime
Thieves have stolen more than 500 parking meters in downtown Atlanta this year, but so far the police have neither recovered these stolen meters nor have they caught the thieves. And the police are not planning to investigate.
In Atlanta, nearly 39 per cent of parking meters are replaced every year because the thieves saw off the parking meters and steal the money inside.
And the police have no intentions to investigate the crime. The city officials claim the meters don’t cost a lot of money to replace, so they don't seem to mind it much. It costs about $500 to replace each parking meter, according to Sandra Jennings, deputy commissioner of the city’s transportation office.
One of the main reasons the police don’t investigate it because the city officials didn’t file a report after the meters got stolen. As a result, the police say if they are not reported stolen, then they won’t investigate it.
Jennings said they are replacing the meters with more secure meters and said the money gained from the parking fees pays for itself.
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