This item from the Geneva police blotter is distressing in part because someone took items from the construction site of a charity—the Northern Illinois Food Bank. It also shows how desperate some thieves are to get their hands on scrap metal, often from construction sites.
It's also a little amazing that someone could carry off 1,500 pounds of anything.
Someone took a number of items with a total value of more than $12,000 from a contruction site of the Northern Illinois Food Bank, 273 Dearborn Court, sometime between noon March 17 and 12:15 p.m. March 28, reports said.
Advantage Refrigeration reported someone entered a steel storage shed and took tools and a tool box, including 1,500 pouinds of pipe fitting valued at $11,200, a Milwaukee Portia Band valued at $250, a Rigid Cordless Set valued at $400 , a torch kit valued at $150, five cans of glue and tape valued at $200, and 100 pounds of junk copper valued at $300.
There have been a number reports of late about theft of .