Cleaning out the Pipes in Fayetteville

Some thieves made off with all the copper pipes from a 48 unit apartment building under construction in Fayetteville, NC:

The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that the crooks took the metal from a three-floor, 48-unit apartment complex under construction.

Police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts says the thieves pulled out the hot-water lines from each apartment on every floor over the weekend. Police estimated the lost pipe and building damage at about $25,000.