Thieves returned to the KPBX Radio antenna site atop Mica Peak last weekend.
The culprits stole items left over from a previous burglary in which pieces of the station's radio antenna were stolen, according to a news release by Spokane County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan.
On Monday, an employee discovered a red fuel tank missing, as well as eight stainless steel "saddle" or "L" brackets, Reagan said. A coil of 3 1/8-inch and a coil of three-inch plastic coated copper coax also were stolen, along with two 10-foot long pieces of ½-inch copper antenna pool. A large pair of bolt cutters was seized as evidence.
The thefts come just after employees on Aug. 23 discovered a spare antenna had been looted of cooper coax cable and stainless steel fittings, which are often stolen and resold as scrap metal.
Anyone with information on either burglary is encouraged to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233