Copper Thieves Strike in Caruthersville

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) - Caruthersville City Marshal Chief Chris Riggs informs Region 8 News that a residential burglary occurred overnight seeing thieves making out with multiple copper related items.

Police were dispatched to the residents at 940 Laurant in reference to a residential burglary.  When they arrived, they found that theives had not only taken copper lines from the hot water heater, they had taken copper out of an oxygen machine!

In addition to this, an antique dresser along with a table and some chairs were stolen from the home.

There are no reported injures to the residents.  Caruthersville Police are investigating this incident.  Anyone with information is urged to call 573-333-0227.