More copper thefts reported in Baltimore County

January 25, 2012|By Peter Hermann

Baltimore County police are investigating another string of copper thefts from unoccupied homes and businesses in Woodlawn and Pikesville. Police said at least a dozen thefts have occurred since Dec. 8.

And it's more than copper gutters.

"Subjects sometimes break into unoccupied homes or businesses during times of day where they are unlikely to encounter anyone," police said. "They remove copper items such as pipes and wires or take items that contain copper. The copper is then taken to a scrap dealer where it is sold. The damage that is caused to the structure when the copper is removed frequently exceeds the amount that the subjects get from the scrap dealer."

Anyone seeing anything suspicious is urged to call police at 410-307-2020.

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