- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BERKLEY, Mich. (AP) - Police say copper piping has been stolen from 23 vacant homes in the Detroit suburb of Berkley in recent weeks.

Berkley police Detective Sgt. Andrew Hadfield says the break-ins at homes advertised for sale have taken place since August. He tells The Detroit News (https://bit.ly/1h5Nonb ) that in each of the 23 home invasions, exposed copper pipe was removed from basement ceilings.

Hadfield says the break-ins are believed to have happened at night, and were discovered by real estate agents or homeowners during inspections.

According to Hadfield, the stolen piping is worth far less than damage left behind that can total hundreds of dollars.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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