Pennsylvania State Police reports that between $20,000 and $30,000 in copper telephone wire was stolen in Upper Hanover Township.
On Oct. 4, police were dispatched to Rt. 663 and Montgomery Avenue in Upper Hanover Township to investigate the theft of copper wires, with Verizon listed as the victim.
Copper thefts have been on the rise since 2009, as the metal's value has gone up, according to SecurityInfoWatch.com.
Last month, copper thieves flooded a home in Skippack Township after attempting to remove copper piping from the basement.
Earlier in 2012, Copper pipes were stolen from the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel.
Anyone with information on the stolen telephone wire is asked to call State Police at 610-684-1250 and reference incident no. K03-1879194.