Everyone likes a new home...including New Braunfels copper thieves

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by Stacia Willson / KENS 5

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Posted on March 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 29 at 5:21 PM

The high price of copper has some thieves going to great lengths to get their hands on the valuable metal.

Thieves broke into two duplexes located in a brand new neighborhood in New Braunfels, located at Highway 46 South and Alves Lane.

New Braunfels police say the thieves tore through sheet-rock and insulation in order to access the copper wire from the homes' plumbing systems.

Investigators believe the break-in happened sometime during the weekend or early this week.

The theft was discovered Tuesday morning by a construction foreman.

The total amount of copper stolen from the homes comes to about $900, and authorities say that does not include the damage done inside the homes.

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to contact New Braunfels Crime Stoppers at 1-(830) 620-TIPS

 

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