Copper crooks target councilman's property

Memphis, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - Just weeks after the Memphis City Council passed a law aimed at reducing the number of copper thefts, council chairman Myron Lowry has fallen victim to copper crooks.

Burglars broke into a rental property owned by Lowery and stripped the copper from the air conditioner and other appliances.
"Making sure the scrap metal dealers would keep the names and addresses of those selling copper...and this has reduced the number of thefts, but it hasn't stopped it completely," he said.

So far, no one has been arrested for the burglary.