CMPD: Thieves start fire trying to steal copper wire

CMPD: Thieves start fire trying to steal copper wire

CMPD: Thieves start fire trying to steal copper wire

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by WCNC.com staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 3:22 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Thieves did thousands of dollars worth of damage when trying to steal from a Charlotte business Tuesday.

It happened just before 3 a.m. at the Ashley Furniture location in the 2100 block of Distribution Center Drive.

The suspects pried open a power box connected to the building, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Investigators say they tried, but failed to steal the shop’s copper tubing. A fire started during their attempt. Police say they’re also responsible for graffiti on the property.

In total, the damage amounted to $12,000.

Anyone with information should call police.
 

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