By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Nanticoke Police investigating copper thefts

Nanticoke Police investigating copper thefts

Nanticoke, PA

Nanticoke City Police say they are investigating a series of copper related thefts. On October 7, 2019 police say copper tubing was cut away from an air-conditioning unit to the exterior of the Nanticoke Fitness Center, 440 West Main St. Nanticoke City.

On October 8, 2019 authorities say copper tubing was forced from the exterior air-conditioning unit at Giuseppe’s Restaurant, 14 N. Market St. Nanticoke City.

At the nearby Pennsylvania Coin LLC warehouse, located at 39 North Market St. the warehouse was broken into, and copper tubing was taken from various locations within.

In addition to a black duffel bag, the thieves left various tools such as vice grips and wire cutters behind at the Pennsylvania Coin LLC location.

Forensic examinations were performed and the evidence collected suggests at least two males were involved. A photo of the duffel bag as well as the damage caused at the Nanticoke Fitness Center and Giuseppe’s Restaurant are attached to this press release for public review.

Anyone with information about these crimes are asked to contact the Nanticoke City Police Department at 570-735-2200 at extension 212.