Thieves steal $25K in copper wire from site
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A construction company says thieves stole more than $25,000 in copper wire from an Elmore County construction site.
The Idaho Statesman reports employees discovered the industrial cable used to run heavy equipment was missing early Monday from the site near Interstate 84.
Western Construction estimates replacing the wire and repairing damage to equipment will cost $50,000. The company is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
Thieves target the valuable copper to sell for cash at scrap yards.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com