N. Charleston police investigating copper theft at Publix

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Publix grocery store refrigeration unit is working again after North Charleston police say copper was stolen from their roof.

The North Charleston Police Department was called out to Publix around 5 a.m. Saturday on Dorchester Road in reference to a theft of copper.

Officers say copper was taken from the store's refrigeration units located on the roof of the store. The store manager told police that he noticed the refrigeration unit was not working and called a technician who discovered that copper was missing.

Investigators say the value of the copper stolen is estimated at $500.

A spokeswoman for Publix says they did lose some of its refrigerated and frozen foods that had spoiled.

No one has been arrested for this crime.

If you have any information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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