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Tallahassee Police Department acknowledges rise in copper piping thefts

Trend identified over several months
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Posted at 11:33 AM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-23 11:33:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department acknowledged an increasing trend in copper piping thefts.

According to a post on its Facebook page, TPD said over the past two months, it has identified the thefts from air conditioning units.

The police department added that most of the thefts are from AC units from commercial businesses.

TPD notes that individuals should:

  • Ensure proper outdoor lighting around air conditioning units.
  • Secure air conditioning units with fencing.
  • Contact the Tallahassee Police Department Community Relations Unit to request a property security survey at TPDcp@talgov.com.
  • Report suspicious activity by calling the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-891-4200 or online by using the DigiTally app.