Roofers accused of stealing $5,000 in copper from Joe Riley Stadium

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Roughly $5,000 worth of copper that was to be used for renovations at Joe Riley Stadium has gone missing, and the project manager says some of his workers are responsible for the theft.

According to an incident report, Charleston police were called out the ballpark on Friday, May 24 around 6:19 a.m. after it was reported copper cable and rods were missing.

A representative from Coastal Roofing Co., Inc. who is the project manager told police the company has been performing renovations on the stadium since March 2013. On May 22 it was discovered that 60 copper lightening rods and 200-feet of 5/8" woven copper cable were missing from the site.

According to the project manager, one of his workers confirmed that several workers on the site were involved with the copper theft. Workers hired to install the copper would put the materials in trash bags and leave them by a dumpster which they would then grab after the project manager left.

Police say the project manager is establishing a list of workers believed to be involved with the theft.

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