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Darien's Latest Metal Theft: Copper Spouts

In the latest example of a trend in stealing metal objects (metal prices are up), five copper spouts were taken from a house on St. Nicholas Road—guess how much they're worth.

A home on St. Nicholas Road was the scene of a theft discovered last Thursday—actually, part of the home was the theft.

gave this description of the incident:

Five copper down spouts, each one eight feet in length, were removed from the back of the house. Although the theft was discovered on Thursday, the spouts may have been taken any time in the week before, police were told.

The total value of the 40 feet of copper is said to be $1,250—that's $250 a spout.

No damage was caused to the rest of the house.

These other metal thefts recently occurred in Darien:

  • A Stamford man was arrested in April on an accusation he stole large from Stop & Shop in Goodwives Shopping Center.
  • On March 24,  from a construction site at 20 West Ave.

State law mandates that scrap metal dealers record information on those who sell to them, Connecticut Magazine reported in an article last November.

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Editor's note: These other police reports have been published Monday on Darien Patch:

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