Crime Stoppers seeks information on weather research equipment thefts

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — University of Illinois Police are looking for information regarding several incidents of weather research sensors and equipment stolen from research stations.

Police said since December 2019, the University of Illinois has reported at least 14 incidents of theft occurring at weather research stations throughout central Illinois. As of September 2021, nearly $50,000 of sensors, gauges and scientific data collection equipment was taken during the thefts.

Anyone with information on this crime should contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, or via the P3 Tips mobile app. All tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are electronically stripped of any personally identifying information and processed by a third-party answering service. Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are paid on tips received through Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest. Tipsters will never be asked their name and receive a personal code number to check on a possible reward.

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