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Copper taken from homes in Cumming

January 02, 2013

CUMMING, Ga. — Thieves hit up homes under construction for copper wiring, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's report.

On Dec. 7, a construction supervisor working in the 3000 block of Whitfield Avenue told deputies someone stole 60 feet of copper wiring from the home.

The thief used a torch to cut the wiring from the breaker box. The home is under construction and could easily be entered through a window or door.

The cost of the wiring and damage is estimated at $1,500.

On Dec. 10, the same construction supervisor told deputies someone entered a home under construction in the 3000 block of Carrick Road and stole a copper tubing line set.

The supervisor found a license plate lying in the street in front of the residence. It was not determined if it was related to the theft.

The copper tubing set is valued at $500.