The Anderson Country Sheriff''s office is following leads in the burglaries of three businesses targeted for their copper. Sometime earlier this month, thieves cut off the locks on three buildings in the 23,000 block of U.S. 287. They then stripped all of the businesses of their copper wire.
Copper wire is frequently stolen because of its resale value. Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor says the Texas Legislature is expected to consider "toughening up" laws relating to the sale of copper wire when it convenes next year.
Sheriff Taylor says evidence was collected at the scene of these recent crimes and the investigation continues. Anyone with information about these burglaries is urged to contact Anderson County Crimestoppers at 903-729-TIPS (8477). Callersmay be eligible to receive a reward for information provided.