Homeowners with copper downspouts beware: Someone might have their eyes on stealing them.
A week after responding to three separate complaints of thefts of copper wires from residences, Wilton Police received two such complaints last week.
Copper downspouts were reported missing from a Grumman Hill Road residence on Dec. 14. The homeowner said two eight to 10 foot sections valued at approximately $200 were removed sometime over the previously four days.
Earlier in the week, a Connecticut Light & Power employees reported that about $800 worth of copper wire was reported stolen from the company's building on Danbury Road. The report came in on Dec. 11 after an employee noticed a large amount of copper was missing from outside the building.
These kinds of thefts have been reported throughout the year in Wilton, as copper is worth about $4/pound when scrapped.
Last week, police obtained a photo of a man suspected to be involved in the thefts. That photo, which was taken from a surveillance camera on one of the residences that had copper stolen from it, is attached to this article.