SOUTH BEND — Copper thieves strike again. Police said someone hit a vacant building on Nimtz Parkway in late January, stripping the entire building of its copper wiring.
Our source said about a $120,000 worth of copper was stolen. He said the thieves probably got around 20 to $30,000 for it at the scrap yard.
The aftermath of the copper robbery was graphic. The wiring was completely cut out of the machinery at the Bowne Printing Company in South Bend.
WSBT was told another printing company R.R. Donnelley bought out the Bowne building on Nimtz Parkway in early 2011. They phased out the employees and closed the place down in the fall of 2011, so the building has been vacant since that time.