POSTED: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 8:20pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:46am
PALESTINE - A Palestine business is the latest to get hit by copper theft.
This time report says about two hundred pounds were stolen.
Texas companies started seeing it a couple of years ago, copper, taken from their businesses, only to be resold for cash, but over the summer it looked like the crime became less lucrative.
Traders say copper prices went down, and with that, many departments say so did the crime.
Now officers say the occurrence of copper theft is gearing up more, and they fear if copper values continue to rise, they'll have even more thefts to deal with.