Thursday, April 19, 2012

VIDEO: Thieves Target Brass Mailbox Covers In Avalon Park

[VIDEO] On Tuesday WBBM-TV took at look at the string of mailbox metal thefts plaguing the south side. Ald. Sawyer is quoted in the story:
Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th)says it is all about money, and he is right. The average current scrap price for brass is a $1.25 per pound. Given the 3-pound weight of each mailbox cover, a dozen of them could bring $45.

Sawyer wants to tighten up the laws governing scrap metal companies, to make it more risky for them to buy stolen goods.

“Give them heavy disincentives for those that are illegally obtaining these items and those that are illegally accepting them,” he says.

Sawyer agrees that arresting the thieves ”would be a wonderful thing, but you’ve got to catch them.”
Here are some earlier posts on this subject to check out!

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