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Jack McCrary

Several brass mailbox covers like the one on the left have been ripped off the facade of a townhouse complex in the Avalon Park neighborhood, leaving behind only the open mailbox behind them, like seen on the right. (Credit: CBS)

Thieves Target Brass Mailbox Covers In Avalon Park

It’s a thriving illegal enterprise these days: crooks making off with manhole covers, metal gutters and copper pipes from homes, then selling the items to unscrupulous scrap metal dealers.

04/18/2012