Construction site copper targeted by thieves in Pike Co.
Thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of copper from construction sites in Pikeville and police say they have worked at least five such cases in the past month. The latest theft happened Friday morning at a site on South Mayo Trail. Pikeville Police say some time overnight, thieves took six rolls of copper wire, at least five rolls of copper tubing, and several tools. It adds up to an estimated $5,000 worth of equipment. Neighbors are asked to report any suspicious activity around the construction areas. Anyone with information or tips on the copper thieves should contact the Pikeville Police Department.