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$100,000 in copper wire stolen from Cornejo property

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at 11:51 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 5:32 a.m.

Someone stole copper wire reportedly worth $100,000, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

In a statement, the office said that between 12 a.m. Oct. 18 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 5, someone forced their way into Cornejo company property near 3500 N. West St. by taking down a fence.

The thief took 3,200 feet of copper wire, apparently on more than one spool. The wire had an orange and black coating. The wire size was size 00, 000 and 0000, meaning it was an inch to 2 inches in diameter, sheriff’s Lt. David Mattingly said.

It would normally take a crane and a large truck to transport that much copper, he said.

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