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January 15, 2014

Copper thefts plague North Shore

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“There are several agencies throughout the North Shore that had similar problems,” Boccuzzi said. “We’re all working together on this.”

Suspects typically try to sell stolen materials to companies that specialize in the purchasing, trading, recycling and exporting of metal and other materials in the area. Local police are working with those companies in identifying the copper culprits.

“I remain concerned, but I think local law enforcement is getting a good handle on who is responsible,” Tucker said.

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