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Copper stolen from state-owned historic homes

Posted July 24, 2013 7:09 p.m. EDT

— State Capitol Police are looking for whoever is responsible for stripping copper from several state-owned historic homes.

Chief Glen Allen said Wednesday that, from May 31 to July 5, police have investigated five reports of copper thefts within a block of the intersection of Blount and North streets.

Allen said it appears the thefts are happening during the late evening or early morning hours when it is dark.

The crimes occurred at the Ashley House, 219 E. North St., on both May 31 and July 2; 407 Person St. on May 31; 417 N. Blount St. on June 27; and the Andrew London House, 301 N. Blount St., on July 5.