January 16 2012
Here are some latest headlines from latest news on scrap metal theft:
Thieves have always targeted abandoned buildings but theft is up due to the price of scrap copper which is over $3 per pound. Thieves typically take copper wire, conduit, copper piping and other copper bearing materials. Because of the rise of theft of scrap metals in West Palm Beach, an officer started the the Metal Theft Coalition, a group of more than 60 Florida law enforcement officials who meet quarterly to discuss trends and share photos of stolen goods.
In the UK, near Stockton thieves stole communication and signal cable which cost the rail line £10,000
Another report from the UK says High scrap metal prices can put lives in danger