More than $12,000 in Scrap Metal, Tools Stolen from Food Bank Site

Police reports: Among the items taken were $1,500 of pipe fitting valued at $11,200.

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 .


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something