Police: Thieves targeting gutters for copper

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by KMOV.com Staff | @KMOV

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Posted on December 3, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 11:50 PM

(KMOV.com) – Police are warning residents of a possible crime trend. Thieves may be targeting residents’ gutters.

St. Louis police say three men were behind a burglary ring that was ripping copper gutters off of homes, causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage.

While police say they caught them in the act on one home, it wasn’t long before they were linked to other crimes.

“The police followed up they investigated and they were able to through solid police work to link these men to copper thefts at other homes,” said Valerie Anderson with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office.  

Each of the men had a prior criminal record. 

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