Thieves are breaking into abandoned Richmond residences to steal valuable metals such as copper and aluminum, RCMP said on Tuesday.
It's so common it's called urban mining.
The thieves break into empty homes and take copper pipe and wiring, radiators, appliances and aluminum-framed doors and windows for the metal to sell to scrapyards.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
This Sure Doesn't Sound Like a Place with a Housing Shortage
Empty Richmond houses attract metal thieves