Copper piping reported stolen from Diggs Avenue home

lgierer@ledger-enquirer.comApril 27, 2014 

Columbus police are investigating the reported theft of copper piping from a home on Diggs Avenue.

According to the police report, the piping was removed from the hot water heater and the dryer connection inside the house.

Some electrical wiring may also have been taken. The Georgia Power meter connector to the residence had been removed and dropped to the ground which disconnected the power supply.

The crime occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on April 17 and 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Entry was made through a window on the east side of the house.

The owner said the attic area was entered from inside the residence making a hole in the ceiling and causing damage to the ceiling drywall.

The estimated cost of the piping is $1,000. The estimated cost of damage to the drywall ceiling and three windows is $2,000.

Anyone with information should contact Columbus police.

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