ROSEVILLE (WWJ) – Police in Roseville are looking for whoever has been stealing toilet parts from men’s rooms around town.
Deputy Police Chief Don Glandon says the suspect has been taking the exposed piping that leads to a toilet or urinal.
“In one incident … one of the automatic flush mechanisms was taken so … that might lean towards someone took it for a job that he’s doing or a replacement on some other piece of equipment,” he said.
Glandon says whoever is behind it could also be scrapping the metal.
The toilet-part thief has struck at 3 businesses so far.
“We just hope it doesn’t do a whole lot of damage or you know, flood a business, by doing unauthorized plumbing work,” said Deputy Glandon.
The stealing started on Thursday.
Police say the person behind it is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, wears a Carhart jacket, and might be using a red 4 door vehicle as a getaway car.