LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) – One spring near Durango and the Sahara, thieves wreaked havoc on Isaac Park’s business. The thieves removed only a 2 to 3 foot piece of copper tubing.
“Total damages would be about $50,000,” Park said.
Because the piece of copper was a water pipe, the dollar numbers skyrocketed and Park’s business flooded. The amount includes lost business. Park he had to close for 2-3 weeks for repairs.
Park owns the Brighton Laboratory where he tests vitamins and more for his clients to make sure the product has what it says on the label. Park had insurance but was worried the same thing would happen again, so he upgraded the security around the lab building. I moved it to the back of the box. In July, his camera caught a man trying to break into a box. He cut the locks, but was unable to get through the second one. After the attempted theft, Park welded the box shut for additional security. He also posted a surveillance video flyer on the box to warn other potential thieves being watched on camera. Park says someone previously stole copper wire from some cable boxes.
Park told FOX5 that he was speaking out to warn other companies about this type of crime.
“I don’t want to see any more casualties in this area, in Las Vegas,” Park said.
Metro Police has programs to help businesses and homeowners protect their property. According to Metro, people can call their local regional headquarters to speak with a crime prevention expert. That person can conduct on-site inspections and make recommendations to keep thieves away. There is no charge for that service.
Police are also asking people to report copper thefts. They say they can track where crimes are taking place to help stop them. I was.
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