DEVELOPING NOW -- Is Missouri the Next Terrorist Target? You Won't Believe What's the Latest Explosive Item Missing from Store...
We’ve been reporting to you about the growing number of Missouri towns, experiencing a run on massive cell phone buys by middle eastern men with accents at several Walmart stores. Well this next item gone missing at should have everyone scared stiff.
The Kansas City and Independence, Missouri areas have been the sites for propane tank thefts, by the dozens, from area CVS and BP gas stations.
FOX4KC:KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several Missouri law enforcement agencies have notified the FBI about a large amount of cell phone purchases from area Walmarts.
Now, another incident has some people wondering if we are in danger of a terrorist attack in our area. A large number of propane tanks have been reported stolen from several locations is Independence and Lee`s Summit.
At the end of November, a BP gas station in Lee`s Summit reported 18-20 propane tanks stolen from the outside cages. That same night the CVS on Southwest 3rd Street reported the exact same crime.
Two weeks later, the CVS on East 23rd Street in Independence was hit, and 28 tanks were stolen from that location.
Sources within law enforcement say they received an urgent safety email about the propane thefts.
While there are several ways those tanks and cell phones phones can be used, in this climate, terror attacks are always a consideration.
Retired FBI agent Michael Tabman says it is up to law enforcement to investigate and try to connect the dots.
“Certainly, we hear something about gas being stolen we worry about a potential bomb. The good news is this is probably not part of terrorist planning for a number of reasons,” Tabman told FOX 4’s Shannon O’Brien.
“One is they wouldn’t steal these items because they know that would attract law enforcement’s attention. Also this would not be a tool of choice,” he continued.
The FBI would not comment on the cell phone purchases or propane thefts, only saying that they encourage the public: If you see something, say something.