Copper Theft

Someone stole a copper sword from this statue atop Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Illinois. (Credit: Alex Degman, WBBM)

Thieves Steal Copper Sword From Lincoln’s Tomb

Copper thieves struck the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln sometime within the last few weeks, and a state lawmaker says his measure will make such crimes harder to commit.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2011


Alert Cop Foils Elaborate Copper Theft Scheme At Joliet Arsenal

Two men have been charged, after police say they went to great lengths to try to steal copper from the long-shuttered Joliet Arsenal.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Joshua Davis-Nguyen (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Man Caught Stealing Copper Piping From Home

Police responding to a burglary call found a substantial amount of copper piping had been stripped from the inside of a home — and a suspect nearby.


The South Shore Line. (CBS)

Reward Offered In South Shore Line Copper Thefts

Thieves make off with signal wire, slowing trains when signals flash only red.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2010