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World Kitchen theft

April 11, 2002

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Items made of a valuable material was taken from the closed World Kitchens plant near Inwood, W.Va., police said Wednesday.

While plant officials were doing inventory work at the plant along U.S. 11, they discovered that $17,560 worth of platinum thermocouples or platinum/rhodium thermocouples were missing from the plant, according to Kenny Lemaster, chief deputy of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

The material from which the devices were made weighs about 450 grams and is "almost equal to gold or silver" because of its value, Lemaster said.

The material was used in the mixing and melting process at the plant, where glassware was made, Lemaster said.

Anyone with information about the material can contact Deputy Steve Vigh or Lt. K.C. Bohrer at the sheriff's department at 304-267-7000.

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Information can also be turned over to Berkeley County Crime Solvers by calling 304-267-4999. Any information given to crime solvers that leads to an arrest and an indictment can be worth up to a $1,000 reward, Lemaster said.

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