Somebody is stealing batteries from large trucks, buses, and heavy equipment and the Genesee County Sheriff's Office is looking for the public's help in identifying the culprit.
These are known as Type 31 batteries. They retail for as much as $300 and have resale and recycling value.
Investigators say the series of thefts seem confined to Genesee County, particularly in Elba, Oakfield, Batavia, Byron, Alabama and Alexander.
The Sheriff's Office has received more than a dozen complaints of such thefts, which occur overnight.
Anyone with information that may pertain to the case can call (585) 343-5000.