Niagara Falls, NY - Niagara Falls Police are spending a lot of time dealing with copper thieves who are stealing this valuable metal from vacant homes and businesses.
Police tell 2 On Your Side someone stole four, large copper plates from the Dupont Plant on Buffalo Avenue.
The latest incident happened at the Dupont Plant on Buffalo Avenue.
Police say they were called to the plant on Wednesday after four, large copper plates worth about $1,100 were stolen from one of the buildings there.
Police believe this was an inside job because the facility is gated and the plates were only accessible to employees and contractors. Captain William Thomson says they also have some a very important piece of evidence.
"We have photographs of the plates that were stolen and they're very distinctive and they've been distributed to the people that buy scraps so we're hoping to come up with something," said Thomson.