Crooks cut license plate to steal registration sticker

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) -- We have a frustrating crime to share with you. A crook cut off the corner of a license plate to steal a registration sticker. It happened to a family member of one of our employees.

The corner of a license plate was cut off in Colorado Springs.

It happened near Palmer Park and Powers in Colorado Springs.

"I think somebody was just trying to get the renewal sticker, didn't have money for registration for their car or whatever this year, it was in a dark corner across the street and they saw an opportunity," said Jeff Ingram.

"I've never seen this before," he added. "I know plates get stolen all the time but this is a new one for me."

We reached out to Colorado Springs Police and they told us this is not uncommon and it's been happening for decades because thieves don't want to pay for their registration.

If it happens to you, call police and the state so you can get a new plate.