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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