City warehouse looted, copper wire taken

A facility used to warehouse some city of Cairo property was burglarized over the weekend and spools of copper wiring were stripped from the building and hauled away. Cairo Police are investigating the incident, but have few leads to follow.
City employees discovered the break-in Monday morning when they reported to work at the Heritage Industrial Complex, formerly the Roddenbery Pickle Plant. The city is utilizing a section of the Heritage Industrial Complex to house operations that were formerly located in the EJD building that was demolished last year.
Spools of copper wire were stolen, along with copper that had been jerked out of conduits inside the building; a chain saw was also missing and a forklift was damaged. Cairo Police Chief Keith Sandefur said the value of the stolen property is estimated at about $7,000.
The perpetrators apparently gained entry to the building through a roll-up door on the north side of the building.
Chief Sandefur said his investigators have little evidence to follow, but encouraged anyone with information that may assist in the case to contact police at 229-378-3096.

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