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City’s copper tubing reported stolen

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Thousands of dollars in copper tubing was allegedly stolen Monday from a property used by Roswell Facilities Maintenance Department.

Copper tubing with an estimated value of $5,000 was reported stolen at 8:34 a.m. Monday from a 4200 block West Second Street property used by the city’s Facilities Maintenance Department, according to an incident report filed with the Roswell Police Department.

Employees at the facility noticed copper tubing stored at the property for future use had gone missing, according to Todd Wildermuth, public information officer for the Roswell Police Department.

Wildermuth said he does not know as of Tuesday afternoon whether police have any suspects, and how any intruders might have entered the property is a matter still under investigation.

“The staff there reported that they did not find any signs of forced entry into the yard,” he said.

Wildermuth declined to say whether police had any security camera footage from the yard.

Despite the value of metals such as copper, Wildermuth said, reports of tubing and other metals being stolen are rare.

“There have been a few cases reported to RPD every now and again, but it’s not something I would call rampant here in Roswell,” Wildermuth said.

People with any information should contact Roswell Police at 575-624-6770.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.