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Multiple burglaries at construction site

Update: 10:07 pm SAVOY -- Police are seeing a common household item stolen from construction sites.
Update: 10:07 pm
SAVOY -- Police are seeing a common household item stolen from construction sites. More and more extension cords are being taken and it's becoming a problem.

It's not the extension cord itself, but rather, what's inside; copper. Someone is stealing the cord, burning off the plastic or rubber and selling the copper.

One scrap owner says a 6 - 8' long extension cord could have up to two pounds of copper. It goes for about $1/lb. It doesn't sound like a lot, but it adds up.

$1,500 worth of extension cords have been stolen from a site in Savoy. Police are looking for a light-skinned man, about 5'5".

Recycling centers are required by law to keep records of who sells copper. The owner of Mack's Recycling says his company has no policy against buying burned copper.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.

Champaign County Crime Stoppers
(217) 373 - TIPS
373tips.com
Text: CCTip + info to CRIMES (274637)
Original: 11:40 am
SAVOY -- Authorities are investigating multiple burglaries to trailers at a construction site. Since January 11, officials have responded to Autumn Fields, in the 60-block of Airport Road, for multiple reports of break-ins. They are happening on weekends, during evening and nighttime hours.

The suspect(s) have forcibly broken into various trailers and taken multiple extension cords valued at more than $1,500. During a burglary on February 17, one suspect was caught on video.

He's described as a light-skinned man, about 5'5" - 5'7", with a thin build. He was wearing a dark-colored stocking cap, dark-colored pants and a dark-colored jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.

Champaign County Crime Stoppers
(217) 373 - TIPS
373tips.com
Text: CCTip + info to CRIMES (274637)
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