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Flushers targeted by thieves

June 6, 2012

HAGATNA, GUAM — For the second time in three months, the metal flushers from restrooms at a Guam national park have gone missing, according to the Pacific Daily News.

Vandals stole eight from the restrooms at at Ga'an Point, a World War II invasion beach that's part of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, as well as piping from a utility area between the restrooms, the article stated.

According to the article, in each case of theft, it was apparent that the burglars had at least some experience with plumbing.

Metal thefts aren't uncommon in Guam, as the thieves can usually sell their loot as scrap for cash, the article noted.

However, Karen Li, who processes scrap sales for Pyramid Recycling, said, "Anyone with the plumbing know-how to steal the flushers would know the items aren't worth very much as scrap, so it's more likely the thieves plan to reinstall the flushers on toilets elsewhere."

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