Twelve incidents of copper thefts from vacant homes has spurred police to investigate, according to a statement from Baltimore County police.
Since Dec. 8, these thefts have occurred in the Woodlawn and Pikesville precincts.
Police have released the following information about the thefts:
- The times of day vary
- Each theft has taken several hours to accomplish
- Copper pipes or items containing copper, such as wires, were stolen
- Thieves take the copper to a scrap dealer where it's sold
- The thefts leave structural damage
Police ask anyone with information, or anyone who sees suspicious people or vehicles around unoccupied homes in their neighborhood, to call police at 410-307-2020.