Cecil Township police said the department is seeking information about theft of copper from the Hill Station Manor housing plan this week.
Lt. Shawn Bukovinsky said an employee from Brooks & Blair Homes reported the theft at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, telling police that someone had stolen copper from various locations throughout the work site.
Much of the copper, Bukovinsky said, was taken from ditches dug for plumbing that had not yet been backfilled. It was not clear how much copper was stolen, or what the value of the metal was.
Bukovinsky said the company requested extra patrols in the area, and that it was not the first time copper was stolen—only the first time it was reported.
Police ask anyone with information on the thefts, which are believed to have occured sometime Wednesday, to call the department at 724-743-0940. Residents may also share tips with police by visiting the website here.
Copper Stolen From Cecil Home
John Lewandowski, of 256 Klinger Road, told police Thursday afternoon that someone had stolen about $700 worth of copper piping and scrap metal from his home sometime Tuesday or Wednesday.