Copper Thieves Hit Nebraska Church Again

August 30, 2012

For the third time this year, thieves have stolen more copper downspouts from an Omaha, Neb., church.

Officials with First Christian Church say thieves made off with $2,100 worth of downspouts about two weeks ago. Seven 10 foot-sections were taken. About $4,800 worth of downspouts were taken on two occasions in early July.

The church has insurance to cover the losses. Officials say they won’t replace the downspouts with copper but will use another product that has no scrap value.

First Christian Church isn’t the only church that has been targeted by copper thieves this year. Copper gutters at three other churches were stolen in May and at three more in June.

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