Nearly $70,000 In Copper Stolen From Sanderson Farms Site

Nearly $70,000 in copper was stolen overnight from a new plant that's under construction in Kinston.

Police say some time between 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and 6:00 a.m. Thursday twenty rolls of copper wire were stolen from the Sanderson Farms Hatchery on Smithfield Way. It's the second time this month that wire from a Sanderson site has been stolen.

Police say locks were cut off storage units and the wire was stolen. Nineteen of the rolls were a thousand feet, while one roll had 800 feet of wire.

If you have information about the latest theft you should call Kinston police at 252-939-3160 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.

Earlier this month, the other Sanderson facility that's under construction along Highway 70 had a couple of thousand feet of copper stolen.


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  • by Duh Location: Greenville on Apr 29, 2010 at 03:41 PM
    Maybe they will put up cameras, that's what my work had to do someone kept stealing the copper and metal. They put up the cameras and come to find out it was the night guard doing it. Go figure, could be an inside job. Get cams!!! Really inexpensive and great tool!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2010 at 03:39 PM
    derrrrrrrrrrrr uhma jus a thro deez bales a coppa in der field, no one gonna comma get um..... derrrrrr
  • by fred Location: washington on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:27 PM
    insurance is cheaper
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:24 PM
    Lenoir county at its best
  • by tommy Location: kinston on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM
    welcome to kinston, don't count your chickens, before the eggs have hatched.
  • by jack Location: greenville on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:51 AM
    how about guards????? $70,000 buys a lot of $12/hr time
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