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Published December 08, 2011, 08:31 PM

Jamestown Police Investigate Big Copper Heist

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Police are investigating the theft of more than $30,000 worth of copper from a Jamestown business.

By: Associated Press,

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Police are investigating the theft of more than $30,000 worth of copper from a Jamestown business.

Sgt. Leroy Gross says the spools were stolen from a shop at Curtis Electric late Monday or early Tuesday. Owner Floyd Curtis tells The Jamestown Sun (http://bit.ly/uHRF4b) that the thieves moved two trucks inside the shop to get at the copper.

Gross says authorities don't know if the burglary is related to a recent copper theft near Jud.

Copper can bring high prices when it is sold for scrap metal. The London Metal Exchange lists it at about $7,800 per ton.

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