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.