Apparently appliances and power tools aren’t the only hot theft item this year. The Greenwich Time reports that as the price of copper rises, so do the number of construction site thefts of “copper wire, pipes, gutters, and other fixtures.” From the article:
While thefts of equipment from construction sites have been an ongoing problem, the theft of copper has been on the rise because of the metal’s rising value, Neighborhood Resource Officer Pierangelo Corticelli said.
As always, watch your gear when you’re on site. And if you’re building a new house, you might want to stow that copper in the locked garage along with the appliances.
Metal Yen Gets Heavy Job-Site Copper on Theves’ Hit Parade [Greenwich Time]