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More batteries reportedly stolen from area school buses

3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Monday, January 07 2019 Jan 7, 2019 January 07, 2019 7:29 AM January 07, 2019 in Crime
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Baton Rouge are saying that multiple East Baton Rouge Parish school buses are missing batteries Monday morning. 

The thefts were reported before 7:30 a.m. Authorities say two buses were parked on S. 19th Street, one was on 22nd Street, and a fourth was on Florida Street when they were broken into.

Todd Prestridge owns a bus and RV repair shop in Baton Rouge. He's been in business since 1995 and says battery thieves have been a problem for some time.

"At least once every other month, you get a run through here. Especially coming up on holidays like Christmas, maybe 6 or 8 batteries get stolen," Prestridge said.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is also investigating a theft in their jurisdiction this morning. Last week, the sheriff's office released a photo of a suspect believed to be responsible for stealing multiple other school bus batteries and reselling them. 

Authorities didn't say if the recent thefts were connected. 

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