That thought that was worth a penny turned out to be a theft worth a quarter of a million.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON.  May 9, 2013,  All those pennies they told you were now close to worthless turn out to be worth a decent dollar – just as long as the copper in those coins is smelted out and rolled out into sheets or pressed into ingots.

Someone figured this out and between May 4th and May 6th broke into Tallman Bronze on Industrial Road and made off with copper valued at $250,000.

We were all savings our pennies – thieves didn’t want to save – they just stole a truck load of copper – worth a cool quarter of a million dollars.

 Burlington detectives are seeking public assistance with their investigation into the break-in.  Investigators believe a large truck would have been needed to transport the copper from the site. 

Police are appealing to area businesses and local residents who may have noticed any suspicious activity occurring in the area of 2220 Industrial Street over the weekend of May 4th to May 6th. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this matter is asked to call Detective Andy Forde of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 x2385, Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web  or by texting ‘Tip201’ with your message to 274637(crimes).


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