Auburn Police searching for copper thieves

Copper pipes stripped from building complex
By: Sara Seyydin Journal Staff Writer
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Auburn Police are investigating the extensive theft of copper pipes from a 250,000 square foot building complex near the Auburn Airport last week. It appears that there were multiple suspects involved with the thefts, which occurred during early morning hours or late evening hours last Wednesday and Thursday on the 2300 block of Lindbergh Street, according to a press release issued by Sergeant Michael Garlock Monday. The monetary value and quantity of pipes is still being determined, but the amount of copper pipes stripped from the walls and ceiling was “extensive,” Garlock said. He said the suspects were in one of the four unoccupied buildings for about seven hours. Little is known about the suspects other than what was seen as the suspects passed by a surveillance camera, he said. The Auburn Police Department is asking if anyone knows the identity of the individuals to contact the department’s detectives at (530) 823-4237 ext. 221. Reach Sara Seyydin at, or follow her on Twitter @AJ_News.