Copper thieves steal pipes, gutters from homes

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Across Ohio, thieves stealing copper to sell as scrap are literally striking closer to home.
Akron police say over the course of four days, copper piping was stolen out of 11 homes by thieves who used saws or even small bolt cutters, depending on the thickness of the pipe. Detective Paul Bralek notes that the thefts are coming at a time when local scrap yards are paying more than