Beware of metal thieves

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

The cop­pers are wor­ried about your cop­per.

Scrap metal prices are at an all-time high, and theft of metal has cor­re­spond­ingly spiked in Porirua.

Bur­glars seek out cop­per and any fer­rous metal like iron and steel in par­tic­u­lar, De­tec­tive Sergeant Steve Dunn says.

Bur­glars will take any metal they can get hold of, from house­hold fur­ni­ture to wa­ter boil­ers to pip­ing, he says.

‘‘We just urge the pub­lic to be on the look­out,’’ he says.

The rise of metal prices may be linked to next year’s Lon­don Olympics, Mr Dunn says. Be­fore the 2008 Bei­jing Olympics, China’s in­sa­tiable de­mand for metal led to a sim­i­lar spike in metal thefts.

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