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CONYERS: Police target copper thieves
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CONYERS: Police target copper thieves

CONYERS, Ga. -- Police in Conyers are trying to make it tougher for copper thieves to cash in on the crime.

Conyers Police Lt. Jackie Dunn told The Rockdale Citizen that officers are using bright blue neon paint to mark the valuable metals inside air-conditioning units.

Police are also attaching stickers to the units warning would-be criminals that the metals have been marked.

Copper thefts from air conditioners and other machinery have been an ongoing problem in Georgia. 

Authorities say as the price of copper rises, it's increasingly attractive to thieves who strip the
metal from homes and businesses and try to resell it.

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