Copper Stolen From Local School

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PUEBLO, Colo. Pueblo police are investigating a copper theft at St. Therese Catholic School in Pueblo.

Police say thieves got away with six copper rain gutters sometime this week.

On Friday, officers checked a local scrap yard because they say that's where thieves try and sell the metal.

Dionisio Metal and Iron says they take pictures of every item they buy, along with getting the ID and vehicle description of the seller. They say this system helps police locate a suspect because all they need to do is look for the record of the sold item.

The school's principal, John Brainard, says they have surveillance video of the building where the cooper was stolen.

"I think rain gutters or drown spouts, are unique enough an item, that once scrap yards are notified to be on the lookout for something along this lines, they will take care of it," said Brainard.

Brainard says damages may cost the school an estimated $500 to $1,000.

Police say copper thefts usually increase when the weather gets warmer. Any one with information is asked to call Pueblo police right away.