Macon Authorities Try to Stop Metal thefts

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Macon are trying to figure out how to stop metal thefts, crimes they say are plaguing the community.

Members of the Macon City Council Public Safety Committee on
Monday met with scrap metal dealers and law officers to figure out
how to combat the problem.

Public Safety Chairman Virgil Watkins says copper thefts can be
extremely costly to the victims.

He says one idea is to create a "no buy list" of people who sell scrap metal under suspicious circumstances. Metal dealers would agree not to buy scrap metal from people on the list - or at least to contact law enforcement if people on the list attempt to sell scrap metal.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Barbara Location: Florida on Feb 16, 2011 at 05:52 AM
    How do you know which people to put on the list? Also the thieves will take the metal to another county.Have the seller give his license information before he can sell his metal.The buyer would have to keep a record of what was sold to him and who sold it.If you're going to run a business there needs to be some rules to follow.
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