Brass Hydrant Parts Proving To Be Lucrative For Thieves

Start taking a closer look at your hydrants in your area folks! The downturn in the economy has brought about a new target for those turning metal into cash.

The brass top operating nuts of hydrants can net a tidy sum of money for thieves and it's happening in Northern Virginia. Without the operating nut, the hydrants are rendered inoperable (depending on the hydrant model).

Add this to your list of things you should do while performing district familiarization. Spread the word.

Post your comments if you have heard of this activity in your areas.

POLICE NOTICE: Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police

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Comment by Engineco913 on July 16, 2008 at 6:26pm
wow, brass scrap being worth money? Who would have thought it? Can I chalk this one up to captain obvious? People steal anything. Copper wire in homes, pipe from their houses they are getting evicted from, homes for sale, gutter downspouts and gutters, even a roof off a birdfeeder. (copper)

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