Indiana police investigate theft of railroad tracks


Kingsbury - Northern Indiana authorities are investigating the theft of a stretch of abandoned railroad tracks removed from an industrial park with heavy machinery.

The South Bend Tribune reports that the owner of the LaPorte County property where some of the tracks were stolen from says it looks like whoever stole the tracks used heavy machinery, including a bulldozer. Scott Woodham says the thieves were "pretty bold."

Police say a street was dug up to remove some of the rails and some trees were knocked down to get access to other rails.

The tracks were stolen from the Kingsbury Industrial Park, about 40 miles west of South Bend.

Police say the tracks were stolen in the past two weeks.

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