Potter County Sheriff's Department Investigate Copper Theft

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 09/02 2014 05:39PM

Updated 09/03 2014 06:00PM

AMARILLO -- Potter County Sheriff's Department is investigating copper theft from the Texas Sand and Gravel pits north of Amarillo. 

The stolen wire and damage to the plant is estimated to be in the area of over one million dollars, including production loss.  

The wire was cut from machinery, rendering the entire plant inoperable at this time.  

A trailer was also stolen and is believed to have been used to haul off the copper wire.   

The investigation is still ongoing.  

Anyone having information in this case, please contact Crimestoppers at 806-374-4400 or the Potter County Sheriffs Office at 806-379-2900. 

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