Copper stolen from old Laser Quest building
A vacant building may not seem like prime pickings for a thief, but one burglar who broke into Laser Quest's old digs hit his target: copper.
Copper pipes and copper from electrical wiring were stolen from Laser Quest's former space in the strip mall at 100 W. Bay Area Blvd. in Webster.
Copper's worth a lot of money right now," Webster Police Chief Ray Smiley said. This is an easy way to get it."
Laserquest closed in 2008 because of water damage and never reopened, Smiley said.
There have been other metal thefts around Clear Lake in recent months.
In December, thieves stole brass water valves from at least nine Webster and League City businesses on the Gulf Freeway.
Smiley attributes the unusual thefts to the nation's financial struggles.
Our crime is up because of the economy being down," he said.
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