Copper missing from Tyrone business

Mon, 08/27/2007 - 9:15am
By: Ben Nelms

The theft of copper wire in the tri-county area of Fayette, Fulton and Coweta continued Aug. 20 when a Tyrone business owner opened his doors to find $6,500 worth of the economically precious metal stolen.

Tyrone police were called to the Senoia Road business at 7:20 a.m. to learn that the owner noticed pry marks around the area of the deadbolt lock, said Det. Dean Johnson.

After checking the premises, the owner found that approximately 100 rolls of copper wire was missing. The value of the wire totaled approximately $6,500, Johnson said.

Law enforcement officials across the region have long-noticed the theft of copper wire as the price of the metal continues to rise.

Anyone with information relating to this theft is asked to contact Det. Dean Johnson at (770) 487-4732.

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