Copper theft, again
In a copyrighted AP story carried by the local news station —
“Police are searching for 120,000 pounds of copper stolen from a Camden [Arkansas] construction company and the people who stole it.
“Police found footprints and tire tracks at the Tim Jordan Company warehouse Monday. The company had reported the theft of 18 spools of copper, worth about $65,000.
“Company officials told police the warehouse was broken into several weeks earlier, but nothing was taken. They handed over a homemade saw found after the first break-in to police.
“Monday’s reported theft is the largest area copper theft on record for Camden police, but copper thefts have been increasing there for more than a year. Police say thieves target copper piping and wire at abandoned buildings and job sites.”
What the hell are they going to do with it? I think some red flags may be raised if they try and turn it in for salvage. A homemade saw? Wonder if it was made of copper?
That's a pretty darn big spool. Gives me a hernia just thinking about it.
something amiss in that report.
at $3/pound, 120,000 pounds would have been worth a good third of a million bucks, not $65,000
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"something amiss in that report. at $3/pound, 120,000 pounds would have been worth a good third of a million bucks, not $65,000"
LOL. That reminds me of the news reports on drug busts: "Police netted an ounce of marijuana worth an estimated $10,000 on the street." Who ever said policemen were accountants?
Have the local police checked the US Mint. There was a shortage of Penny's awhile back.
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