Police Department is asking the public to be extra vigilant when it comes to
keeping an eye out for crimes in local neighborhoods.
there has been an increase in copper thefts, particularly from vacant homes and
homes listed for sale. Thieves have been
targeting copper wiring and pipes from inside the homes as well as the copper
components from inside external heating and air conditioning units at primarily
businesses and other buildings have also been targeted. Property owners and
managers can help out by keeping regular checks on their properties. Neighbors can help by keeping an eye out on
any vacant properties, or homes for sale in their neighborhoods.
that people call 911 immediately if they see something suspicious. An extra set of eyes and quick action might help
authorities catch a thief.
information on possible suspects in these thefts, please call the Roanoke
Valley Crime Line at 540-344-8500.