June 28, 2016

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Thieves make off with $60K in mattresses


MEDINA — Three 53-foot long semi-trailers full of newly manufactured mattresses were stolen from a lot across from the Sealy Co.’s Lake Road factory, Medina police say.

Sgt. Brett McNabb estimated the value of the mattresses at $60,000.

Police recovered one trailer Monday afternoon in Seville, at Friendsville and Seville roads, but no mattresses were inside.
McNabb said it is not clear exactly when the trailers were taken from large holding lot, across the street from the plant, 1070 Lake Road.

“From what I understand is they had several shifts running,” he said. “The heist happened between 8 p.m. on Aug. 17 and 2 a.m. on Aug. 18.”

He said it also is unclear whether the three trailers were taken one at a time all at once.

“They used at least one semi-tractor,” McNabb said. “At this point we don’t know how many people were involved.”

McNabb said there are no security cameras in the lot. He added that police have requested video footage from other area businesses.

McNabb said that recovering the trailers will be easy, but the mattresses themselves will be more difficult.

“If we were to locate the mattresses it would be challenging to trace it back to this particular theft,” he said.

McNabb said the theft of the trailers was a fifth-degree felony.

Contact reporter Andrew Davis at (330) 721-4050 or adavis@medina-gazette.com.

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Andrew Davis covered Medina city government for The Gazette from January 2014 to May 2015. Contact The Gazette's news department at (330) 721-4065 or areanews@medina-gazette.com.