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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Police in Thomasville are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of copper wiring from a vacant home on Feinberg Street.

Police say thieves took the wiring leading to the panel box as well as wires in the ceiling and an air conditioner copper tube.

Police say owners of vacant homes need to try to make the property look occupied.

"It's a crime of opportunity basically and they go in and take copper wiring and so forth. Anything that's inside the residence they go in and take it simply because they realize it is vacant. And it looks that way when someone walks down the street. So we recommend if you own a residence that's vacant, you make sure you kind of keep it up," said Thomasville Police Lt. Eric Hampton.

 Police say it will cost the homeowner about five thousand dollars to the replace the missing and damaged copper wiring.

 

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