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Thieves get copper-happy in HoCo

When I visited Chicago last month, my colleague and I noticed reports of theft of stainless-steel appliances from residential construction sites. My colleague shared that in his hometown of New Orleans, residents often complain of copper pipe thefts from home sites under construction. Turns out the theft of this valuable metal doesn't always happen so far ...

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  1. Theft of metal isn’t a new thing. Copper attracts thieves. Also, look around at some of the public parks in Baltimore (and elsewhere) that have put in things like benches and bleachers made out of plastic instead of metal. It’s because of theft. Wasn’t it a year or so ago that people were stealing high mast lighting? I don’t recall if the thefts were motivated by scrap metal, though that was always my assumption.