May 9, 2012 in News

Copper heist costs business more than $100K


A copper wire heist will cost a Spokane County business more than $100,000 in repairs and lost business, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said today.

The theft was discovered last Friday near the 9500 block of South Grove Road. The sheriff’s office did not disclose the name of the business in a Wednesday news release, though the address corresponds with Action Materials, a sand and gravel supplier. The business owner said the wire, about 3 ½ inches in diameter, ran from a generator to a large piece of machinery. Several hundred feet of wire was stolen. The owner said the theft occured sometime between Thursday evening and Friday morning.

The business owner estimated the cost of the copper wire near $40,000. Total loss for the repairs and business closure was estimated at over $100,000.00.

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