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HINTON -

A crime wave has hit the City of Hinton in Summers County.  Someone is taking the iron covers off of the city's fire hydrants.

Police Chief Derek Snavely told 59News that more than 20 of the caps have been stolen over the period of just a few days.  According to Snavely, the caps are being sold at scrap yards for more that $30 each.

Anyone with information about the stolen hydrant caps is asked to call the Hinton Police Department at 304-466-4657.  Watch for more on this story on 59News.