The global boom in commodity prices is being felt in railway sidings, electricity substations and scrap yards as gangs of thieves scour the country for copper to steal – a surge in crime that the police say they are struggling to control. (...)Grav det ned, grav det ned.
Benchmark copper prices have risen 38 per cent in the past two years, hitting a high of £6,432 a tonne in February. The criminals, attracted by the ease with which stolen copper can be exchanged for cash, range from petty thieves to organised groups. Six have died this year attempting dangerous heists, such as stealing copper from live electricity lines.
mandag den 12. september 2011
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