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Many copper thieves get away scot-free

Data show an increase in the crime, but it occurs even more often than tallies suggest, some say

By Gary T. Kubota

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 19, 2014

~~<p>Lured by the salvage price of $2 per pound, copper thieves struck 24 times in 2013, a 100 percent increase from 12 reported copper thefts in 2012.</p>
<p>But Robert Okuda, whose family has traded in scrap metals for more than 50 years on Oahu, said those numbers are only the tip of the iceberg.</p>
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Lured by the salvage price of $2 per pound, copper thieves struck 24 times in 2013, a 100 percent increase from 12 reported copper thefts in 2012.

But Robert Okuda, whose family has traded in scrap metals for more than 50 years on Oahu, said those numbers are only the tip of the iceberg. Login for more...



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