Someone stole about 15,000 pounds of galvanized pipe from The Pipe Shop in Kentwood in northern Tangipahoa Parish in March, authorities said Monday, April 29, 2019.

Someone stole about 15,000 pounds of galvanized pipe from The Pipe Shop in Kentwood in northern Tangipahoa Parish in March, authorities said Monday, April 29, 2019.



Someone stole more than seven tons of galvanized pipe from The Pipe Shop on Louisiana 1054 in Kentwood between March 8 and 28, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said Monday (April 29).

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The culprit or culprits took a large bundle of oddly-shaped pipe that is 2.5 inches in outside diameter and 20 feet long, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The pipe was attached to several small bundles, with a combined weight of about 15,000 pounds, it said.

To pull off the heist, the thieves would have needed a large truck with a three-ton deck or a large truck and trailer, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about suspicious activity in the area during the period March 8- 28 or information about the sale or purchase of galvanized pipe contact Lt. Blane Sanders of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 985-748-3309 or Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa at 800.554.5245.

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