A significant amount of copper wire has been ripped off from a Vernon business.
Sometime during the night of Nov. 10, someone broke into the parts warehouse of Mormak Equipment, in the Swan Lake junction industrial area. Approximately 166 feet of copper wire, valued at $5,000 was stolen.
“The lock was cut and there was some damage to the fence,” said RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy. “They just took the copper.”
RCMP are investigating the theft but haven’t had much luck in locating any copper.
“You can sell it to any of the recycling depots,” said Noseworthy. “It’s very hard to track, especially if they are cutting it up.”
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Vernon RCMP Detachment at 250-545-7171, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
“Unfortunately we do have a number of people in the area who are willing to steal copper,” said Noseworthy of the high-value material.