Thieves steal $1K worth of copper from National Grid

01/25/2012 2:00 PM |

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Copper thieves struck the National Grid property on Doctor's Path in Riverhead.

A chain link fence at the National Grid facility on Doctors Path in Riverhead was damaged and about $1,000 worth of bundled copper was stolen from two utility vehicles on Jan. 18, according to police reports.

Police said 12 bundles of copper were taken from the vehicles, which were parked inside a fenced yard behind the National Grid building sometime before 7 p.m. on Jan. 18. Four hours later, police responded to another call from the facility and found five sections of cut chain link fence removed from the fence behind the building on Middle Road. Police said the damages to the fence totaled about $3,500.

An employee at National Grid said there was video footage of the yard, but only a security officer could access it.

Police said detectives are investigating the incident.

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