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$300,000 in metal stolen in Des Plaines

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Police are investigating the theft of an estimated $300,000 of copper alloy and brass from a Des Plaines business.

According to Des Plaines police, two truck drivers using fake driver's licenses picked up two separate shipments of scrap metal/alloy in semitrailers from a business on the 300 block of North Third Avenue. The shipments, picked up Nov. 20 and 21, were supposed to be transported to Buffalo, N.Y., but never arrived, police said.

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Stolen were an unknown make/model semitrailer containing approximately 43,000 pounds of copper alloy valued at $150,000 and an unknown make/model semitrailer containing approximately 20,000 pounds of cooper and approximately 22,000 pounds of brass, valued at $150,000.

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