$300,000 in metal stolen in Des Plaines

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.

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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