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Copper stolen from Durham shopping center

Posted November 8, 2010

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— Copper coils from five HVAC units were stolen from a Durham shopping center overnight Sunday police said.

Police said thieves climbed on the roof of the building at 3400 Westgate Drive, which houses Infuzion dance and martial arts studio.

“It is kind of like being hit when you are down, so to speak, because with the economy the way it is already, all businesses are suffering and just trying to scrape by,” Infuzion owner Miriam Catron said.

Without the units, clients are staying warm with space heaters.

Catron said the robbery caused $100,000 in damage.

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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 9, 2010

    The theives caused $100,000 and made $100. Nice. Other theives have cut the copper water pipes out of a house's crawl space and left the water going full blast.

    I guess it's crazy to think that people dumb enough to do this would give a carp about anything or anyone else on the planet.

  • jjheinis Nov 9, 2010

    locals. i am sure they will be caught soon.

  • christinecotton Nov 9, 2010

    arrest the ones buying the copper