Electrical Wire and Tiles Stolen from VFW Parkway Office Building
The victim told Boston Police he thought someone made a copy of the key to gain access.
A commercial building owner told Boston Police that someone stole 60-feet of electrical wire and tiles were missing from the vacant building at 1665 VFW Parkway.
The owner said he noticed the theft on June 15 after coming by with a broker, according to a Boston Police report. He noticed the tiles were missing, a yellow plastic construction light was hanging from the ceiling, and he saw the electrical wire in the ceiling was cut. It had been attached to the A/C panel.
Officers noted in the police report that the front door has a lock, chain and padlock around the doorhandle, and the rear door is secured with a lock and 2-inch diameter steel pipe on the inside.
The owner told police his maintenance worker has been out of work for about six weeks and he believed that someone made a copy of the key to gain access to the building. He added the lock was replaced a couple of days ago, and only his company and the broker had access to the building.
Detectives photographed the scene.
But according to Ken Downey of Downey Electric said the wire wasn't worth much, "They'd scrap it. Probably worth $7 or $10. To replace it, it's about $50... This (type of wiring) is encased, it's hardly worth stealing."