A second incident of copper theft has been reported in the Northwest, according to a release from the Philadelphia Police Department.
According to reports, a realtor for a property on the 100 block of E Walnut Lane told police that 40 feet of copper pipes had been taken out of the property's basement sometime in the past few weeks.
The stolen piping is estimated to be valued at nearly $700.
The home, which is vacant and for sale, does not have an alarm system in place. Police processed the house but did not find any evidence of forced entry or break in. The pipes have since been replaced.
This is the second report to the 14th police district regarding stolen copper. on Germantown Avenue earlier in the winter.