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February 13, 2008

Albany -- Copper thieves strike a cotton warehouse in East Albany, doing an estimated $60,000 damage.

 Tuesday Workers found the electrical wiring stripped from much of the Chickasha of Georgia warehouse on East Broad Avenue. The thieves took more than 1100 feet of insulated copper wiring from the warehouse.

 Investigators say they believe more than one person was involved, and the thieves worked for a long period of time in stripping the wire from the warehouse built in the 1950's.

The warehouse is used for storing cotton seed. Chickasha officials report this is the first copper theft at this facility, but say three years ago their Bibb County facility was heavily damaged by copper thieves.

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