During the height of the economic recession the number of copper piping thefts was on the rise around the state as thieves sold the precious medals for quick cash.
Some economists say the economy is bouncing back but for thieves targeting Newtown that doesn’t appear to be the case for them.
The Police Department is probing at least 15 instances where copper piping has been removed from unoccupied houses and one vacant building at the Fairfield Hills complex, the Danbury News Times reports.
Police are asking neighbors to be vigilant especially when they live next to unoccupied houses. In one instance, the Danbury News Times, reports that thieves cut out the copper piping, which led to severe flooding of a Sugar Street residence.