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Police Receive More Copper Theft Complaints

For the second straight week, residents have reported copper thefts from their houses.

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.

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