Thieves Heist $6,000 Copper Cable From SMECO - Southern Maryland Headline News

Thieves Heist $6,000 Copper Cable From SMECO


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 10, 2007)—Detectives from St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) are investigating two burglaries and thefts which occurred Monday night. Both cases involve the theft of copper cable.

The first incident occurred at the Southern Maryland Electric Co-Op (SMECO) facility in Leonardtown. Culprits cut a fence and entered the facility grounds where they removed copper cable having an approximate value of $6000.00.

The second occurred at the Verizon facility in Leonardtown. Culprits cut a fence and entered the facility grounds where they removed copper cable having an approximate value of $6000.00.

The price of copper has increased dramatically in recent years, fueled by growing world-wide demand.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. A reward of up to $2000.00 is possible.

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