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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester construction company is reporting the theft of hundreds of pounds of copper.

The theft was discovered Thursday morning by Elcor Construction.

The estimated ton of scrap copper was inside a building at 2535 Highway 14 West.

The thieves broke a door to get inside. They then apparently opened a larger overhead door to remove the copper.

site of Rochester copper theft/Google
site of Rochester copper theft/Google

Police were told the copper would have filled four pickup trucks.

The loss was put at $20,000. Also stolen were tools valued at $4,000.

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