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Copper pipe stolen in burglary of Pennsylvania plumbing shop

June 28, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Police Department was investigating a burglary at Rodney B. Smith Plumbing and Heating, 940 Hollywell Ave., in which lengths of copper pipe were stolen.

The fence of the business was scaled between Wednesday afternoon and 6 a.m. Thursday, police said. The pipes were stolen from roof racks on company trucks, police said.

That same night six 4-foot sections of copper pipe were cut from an outside wall at a town house construction site on the 200 block of Merriweather Drive, police said. The window of a construction trailer was also smashed and a Ryobi cordless tool kit and heavy duty extension cord were stolen, police said.

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