From CBSPhilly.com comes the story of copper thefts targetting gutters and downspouts in occupied homes in Montgomery County:
A rash of copper thefts in Montgomery county has residents on alert
They may not seem like your typical targets, but thieves in Montgomery County are looking for copper. Gutters and downspouts made of the precious metal are being stolen from people’s homes along the Main Line.
Lower Merion Township Police have reported a significant increase in the thefts of copper down spouts and gutters being taken from homes throughout the area.