Copper thieves strike two locations

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2013

 More than $4,000 of copper was stolen from a storage space off St. James Avenue sometime between the evening of Jan. 26 and the afternoon of Jan. 27.
According to a Goose Creek Police Department report, an employee of an electrical company noticed that padlock and locking mechanism were missing from the storage unit. The locking mechanism appears to have been cut.
A total of 26 rolls of electrical wire varying in length were missing. The owner of the company said he keeps many electrical supplies in the storage unit but does not keep an inventory. He did show officers a receipt of the rolls of electrical wire he placed inside the unit on Jan. 22, according to the report.
The victim explained there are several other easily transportable items of value such as power tools and circuit breakers that were undisturbed. The complainant said this is the second time within a month such an incident has occurred.
In a similar but separate incident a copper thief stole $1,200 worth of wiring from a church on Jean Wells Drive sometime between Jan. 20 and 27, according to a GCPD report.
The air conditioner cover had been removed in order for the copper wiring to be stolen. The complainant said he has no suspects in mind and does not know why someone would steal from a church.

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