At Least $8,000 in Copper Stolen From Arts Center

July 19, 2013

Authorities in Gainesville, Ga., are investigating the theft of at least $8,000 worth of copper from a downtown arts center.

Amanda McClure, executive director of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, said she discovered the crime Tuesday morning.

The Gainesville Times reports that 11 of the building’s 13 copper downspouts were gone. McClure said that some of the downspouts were at long as 25 feet.

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