2013 Theft Report

2013 Theft Report

Nearly $300 million worth of construction and other heavy equipment was stolen in 2013 with only 21 percent of it recovered. The states with the highest volume of construction and agriculture have the largest number of thefts because that’s where the most equipment is lying around. (more…)

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Air Conditioning Theft

Copper and Aluminum Air Conditioning Theft

Air Conditioning Theft  | The demand for copper is creating an increase in copper-theft crimes. Theft of air conditioning units has become increasingly popular and is on the rise because of the copper and aluminum contained within them. There’s number one and number two copper, a lot of copper on our air conditioners is number one copper and the ac units will be taken to a local scrapping company.  (more…)

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Steel Wire Stolen: Railroad in Luzerne County

Steel Wire Stolen from Railroad

Scrap yard workers tell us the payout was only a fraction of the damage that was done.

Surveillance video led police to the duo accused of stealing 900 feet of wire from Reading and Northern Railroad.

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Catalytic Converter Theft

Catalytic converters are valuable to scrap metal dealers, in part, because they contain precious metals.

A converter is an emissions control device that has precious metals — platinum, palladium, rhodium — that act as catalysts. Platinum is often used as the catalyst for the converter, which reduces nitrogen oxides to nitrogen and oxygen, and oxidizes carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide and unburned hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water.

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