Thieves steal $4K worth of copper from Berkeley Electric Cooperative (update: arrests)

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Update March 30: Three in their early 20s have been arrested on charges of second-degree burglary in the case.

Head on over to The Post and Courier for more details and some context on the still rampant problems of copper theft in South Carolina; read their report here.

Update by Ken Hawkins.

First reporting March 29: Charleston police are asking the public to turn over any information regarding the people responsible for breaking into the Berkeley Electric Cooperative building and stealing $4,000 worth of copper coils.

Anyone with information about the theft, which took place at 3351 Maybank Highway, is asked call Charleston police at (843) 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-5111.

For more, head over to the brief in The Post and Courier.

The area has seen quite a few such incidents.

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