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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Three weeks into the project and we have a break in! Shortly after the electrical was rough in someone burglarized the house and stole some of the copper wiring that had been installed. The burglars managed to break in through one of the window openings even though the window was secured with a piece plywood.
This is one of the risks of doing these projects. Copper wiring is a favorite of thieves that hit construction sites looking for materials that can be sold to metal recycle vendors. Moving forward we decided to have one of the workers stay in the house for security purposes. We reported the incident to the police but there really wasn't much they could do at this point. Lesson learned!