WHITMAN, Mass. (AP) — Police in Whitman are investigating the theft of 1,000 feet of copper wire from a construction site at the National Grid transformer relay station in town.

The theft was reported by company officials on Tuesday.

Police say the copper wire weighed at least 2,000 pounds and is worth about $1 a pound as scrap.

Chief Christine-May Stafford tells The Enterprise police are reviewing footage from a surveillance camera.

Police say there were no signs of forced entry into the area that was protected by a chain-link fence and key lock.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments (2)
  1. Cinque says:

    Golly gee, I wonder where the thief will take the stolen copper
    and be given money with no questions asked?. Hopefully the
    camera will explain who stole it but it sounds like an inside job.

  2. emom says:

    COuld this person been looking for A PIPE DREAM…..

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