Madison (WKOW) -- The Madison Police Department and Crime Stoppers need your help in obtaining information about multiple thefts of metal that are being investigated throughout Dane County.
In the last 3 months, the greater Madison Area has seen a 20 percent increase in thefts of aluminum, copper, and other valuable metals.
These thefts are occurring at constructions sites, commercial businesses, and from industrial areas.
The suspects in these thefts have been utilizing large vans, pickup trucks or utility vehicles to take away large amounts of new and scrap metal.
These thefts have involved hundreds of pounds of valuable metal being taken at one time and are mainly occurring at nighttime hours or weekends.
You are encouraged to immediately call your local police if you observe any suspicious activity that may involve these areas or types of crime.
If you have any information about these thefts or can identify any suspects, you can call Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.
Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.