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Rash of Copper Piping Thefts Probed in Newtown

15 cases being investigated of unoccupied houses

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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. 


Cosmos June 05, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Tell us more about your Bear Market under Obama forcasts that you were SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SURE OF.. Must have really hurt to miss out on what really happened. ps: some idiot with multiple IDs causes my account to be suspended.
Cosmos June 05, 2014 at 05:19 PM
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Paul Alexander June 05, 2014 at 08:27 PM
"LMAO?" What are you Sully, a middle school girl?
Cosmos June 05, 2014 at 10:38 PM
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Can we get an update on the market from our favorite DOOMSDAY Patch poster? ..... Stocks are on the rise Friday morning -- the Dow and S&P 500 powering past all-time closing highs -- after news that the U.S. added 217,000 jobs in May. Unemployment stayed at 6.3%, but the labor market reached a milestone with the recovery of all 8.7 million jobs lost in the recession. As of 10:47 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.4%, the S&P 500 was 0.4% higher and the Nasdaq was climbing 0.4%. Stocks jumped Thursday as both the Dow and S&P 500 index soared to new all-time closing highs. The S&P 500 is now a few points above its closing high of 1940.46 while the Dow is more than 60 above its record mark of 16,836.11.

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