Anti-theft sign swiped in crime-ridden town

July 13, 2010 7:53:32 AM PDT
An anti-theft sign in north Texas has been swiped. One of the 20 signs that Parker County Crime Stoppers put out in Reno, to tell residents how to report crimes like theft, has turned up missing.

Reno Mayor Roen Cox says the city secretary was driving home this month when she noticed that one of the signs was gone.

Cox told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the town has had a lot of lot of thefts and burglaries, and now "someone steals the sign."

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward, based on the value of the sign. Cox says the town will match the reward.

Reno is a community of about 2,700, located 25 miles northwest of Fort Worth.