Friday, January 06, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
NaturalNews) Ten years ago, it would have been almost unheard of to hear about thieves targeting facilities like churches or hospitals for their copper trim work, steel-encased generators, wiring, and other metal materials. But today, in the midst of a spiraling global economy, a growing number of thieves are shamelessly nabbing metal wherever, and however, they can, in order to make a quick buck.
Snagging copper wiring from utility poles and air conditioning units is no longer the modus operandi for criminals looking to cash in on the rising value of basic metals. According to recent reports, metal thieves are now taking their dirty work to churches, hospitals, and even local parks and historical sites — where metal of any significant value can be found is now open game for them.
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