Oneida, NY (WIBX) - Oneida City Police say people are going to dangerous extremes in an effort to illegally make a buck.

The latest victims...storm drain and manhole covers. Several cities are experiencing thefts of these items which are then sold illegally for scrap metal.

The cost to replace a storm drain cover is about $250. But the bigger cost is from injuries. Missing covers can be dangerous to unsuspecting drivers, bicyclists, children, and pedestrians.

Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call police. The Oneida City Police may be reached at: (315) 363.2323.