For Sale Homes A Target For Copper Thieves
People trying to sell their homes, or having them foreclosed, have something more to worry about. Homes that appear unattended flash a green to thieves looking for something that sits outside of most homes.
Copper is up to three dollars a pound and with people struggling in today's economy, cashing in the scraps has become a gold mine for criminals. When copper prices go up, so do the number of copper thefts.
Detectives say there are ways to prevent your home from being a target to copper thieves. By maintaining your yard, keeping a car in the driveway, and trimming your shrubbery, thieves will think the home is occupied.
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