Archive for March, 2008

Copper theft at the Waterfront Rescue Mission

March 31, 2008

myfoxgulfcoast.com;

PENSACOLA, Fla.-  —

PENSACOLA, Fla.- Copper is stolen this weekend from a Pensacola charity. It happened at the Waterfront Rescue Mission Thrift store on Fairfield drive. The executive director of the mission says, thieves climbed over the fence, stole the copper and ruined the air conditioners for the 2nd time in two months.

 

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Thefts rise with metal prices

March 31, 2008

presstelegram.com;

Thieves targeting parked cars for easy loot are getting lower every day as the hidden treasure in your car’s undercarriage is easier to snatch – and probably more valuable – than anything inside.

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Rising Scrap Prices Fuel Metal Thefts

March 31, 2008

theledger.com;

FORT LAUDERDALE | Stealing metal to sell for scrap is nothing new, but officials say thieves are going to greater lengths and thefts are becoming more disruptive.

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Thefts

March 31, 2008

Power tools theft Gareth Rogers, South Wales Echo;

A BAG of power tools were stolen from Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, on Friday night.

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Equipment, tools swiped dailypressandargus.com;

A Hartland Township man told the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department that someone stole more than $2,700 worth of construction equipment and tools from a home he is remodeling along Bullard Road in eastern Livingston County.

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Theft – lancastereaglegazette.com;

  • More than $3,000 worth of merchandise was stolen Wednesday from a truck parked outside the 7000 block of Spring Mill Drive, Canal Winchester.
  • Someone broke into a truck Thursday parked at the 1100 block of West Fair Avenue and stole more than $5,000 worth of tools.

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Crimeshttp://www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk;

Power tools were stolen when a silver Citroen Dispatch van was broken into while parked in Priory Road, Sudbury, between 8.45am and 5.20pm on Tuesday.

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Tools theft http://www.dailytarheel.com;

Several tools were reported stolen at 8:15 a.m. Friday in a burglary at Howell Terrace Apartments, according to Chapel Hill police reports.

Two power tools, valued at $100 each, a table saw, valued at $200, a Polvan chain saw, valued at $175, and a Honda pressure washer, valued at $250, were among items stolen, reports state.

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Thefts

March 28, 2008

dailysentinel.com – Numerous items, including flat screen televisions and DVD players were removed from 11 RV homes. Read more…

islandpacket.com – Rigid air compressor worth $300; 2 Dewalt saws worth $200; Makita impact wrench worth $150, Makita hand grinder worth $130; hammer drill worth $350; and Makita circular saw worth $30 stolen. Read more…

phillyburbs.comCopper drainage spout stolen: A 12-foot section of copper downspout was stolen from Ibrahim and McKillop, police said. It is unknown when the theft occurred, but it was discovered at 10:11 a.m. March 21. The pipe is valued at $200. Read more…

Copper theft: 100 arrests in six months

March 27, 2008

Capeargus – 27 March 2008;

The city’s copper theft busting unit, the Copperheads, have racked up almost 100 arrests in six months, but some copper collectors say thieves continue to give honest sellers a bad name.

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Garden theft on the rise

March 27, 2008

Choices.co.uk;

Property owners have been advised to check their home insurance policy, as garden theft is becoming an increasing problem.

According to RIAS, consumers in the UK are spending more and more money on items such as plants, pots, garden furniture and tools, making themselves a more attractive target for thieves.

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Stolen

March 25, 2008

The Herald Mail;

Construction supplies stolen from Pa. roofing firm

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Troopers this morning were investigating the theft of construction supplies from Kelly Roofing, 126 Sunset Boulevard, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Tools stolen from shed in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Troopers this morning were investigating the theft of tools from a shed in the 2900 block of Path Valley Road, Pennsylvania State Police said. A chainsaw and portable drill were taken.

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Thefts

March 25, 2008

TimesDaily.com;

Theft: Two 16-inch chain saws were taken from a residence on LaGrange Road, Leighton.

Theft: A 9 mm automatic pistol was taken from a residence on Spring Valley Road, Tuscumbia.

Theft: A 1986 green Toyota truck was taken from a residence on Lauderdale 33, Killen.

Theft: A generator was taken from a residence on Lauderdale 14, Florence.

Theft: A weed trimmer and leaf blower were taken from a residence on Lauderdale 14, Florence.

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Van burglarized

March 24, 2008

suburbanchicagonews.com;

Van burglarized: An estimated $4,370 in tools and electronic testing equipment was reported stolen from a van parked in a lot at Menard’s, 825 S. Randall Road.

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