Thieves Target ‘Dallas Morning News’ Racks

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By: E&P Staff

There’s no honor among the thieves who are grabbing Dallas Morning News honor boxes in Tyler, Texas.

Over the course of three or four days beginning last weekend, someone stole 34 Morning News news racks, Circulation Director Larry Miller told E&P Tuesday. “They also took some of our vending machines in Little Rock [Ark.]. I don’t know the exact number there — not as many as in Tyler,” he added.

“More than likely, there’s a group coming through,” Miller said. In addition to the expense and hassle of replacing the machines, the sudden disappearance of the racks appears to have prompted a rumor the paper was pulling out of east Texas market. “There’s no truth to that,” Miller said. “We’re replacing them as we speak.”

The racks sell for about $350 apiece, he added.

The thieves also grabbed at least one newsrack belonging to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, a local TV station reported.

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