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Copper piping stolen from York County homes

Copper thieves break into two homes in York County to steal copper piping.  Police say sometime between Monday and Tuesday of this week, a person or persons entered a vacant home in the 3400 block of Sycamore Road by breaking a basement window.  Copper piping from the basement and first floor were stolen.

A homeowner, who lives in the 3200 block of Davidsburg Road reported to police that sometime last between Friday, and Tuesday, a theft or thieves stolen copper piping from the basement area after gaining entry by breaking a window..

Both home are in close proximity to each other. Police believe both instances are related.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at (717)292.3647


4 Comments to “Copper piping stolen from York County homes”

    Joe said:
    December 6, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    We will not solve this problem until we make buying scrap metal without proof of ownership a major felony. I defy any scrap dealer to disagree. Why, because they are not now and never have been honest. Come on, fellows, defend yourselves!

      MyTakeOnIt said:
      December 6, 2013 at 7:34 PM

      So how will I prove ownership of the small pieces of scrap that I accumulate over the months around my home?
      A copper thermocouple from a wall heater. An old steel driveway basketball pole. Old metal driveway sealer buckets. Old baking pan.

        Joe said:
        December 7, 2013 at 10:25 AM

        By forcing dealers to see ID and having name, address and phone number on the receipt. Big difference between what you describe and sewer grates and rolls of copper pipe.

      Yorker said:
      December 7, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      We aren't going to solve this until we do something about long term unemployment. Sadly not everyone is like the nice old guy who trash-picks the recycling every week at 5:00 A.M. in search of cat food cans to turn in for the aluminum.

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