Copper Thieves On Vandalism Spree

(Fairview Heights, IL) — Copper thieves who struck a Fairview Heights shopping plaza recently made off with what police say was recyclable metal plus damage that add up to one-hundred-40-thousand dollars. The vandals hit rooftop air conditioning units at six different stores in the plaza on I-64 in Fairview Heights. Police believe the thieves struck Sunday night, but the damage was noticed Monday morning when the stores opened for business. Repairs are underway today.