• Parts stolen from trains parked in Gastonia


    GASTONIA, N.C. - Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in train parts from trains parked in Gastonia in the last month.

    Channel 9's partners at The Gaston Gazette reported the first theft occurred sometime between July 10 and July 14 from a train parked in downtown Gastonia.

    Piedmont and Northern Railway reported that someone took train batteries and other motor parts.

    Another train was targeted about a week later. The thieves took cables, a supply line and other motor parts.

    The stolen items are valued at more than $150,000.

    Police have no suspects.

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