Vandalism and copper theft has always been a big problem for residential real estate investors especially when they have a vacant property. But it's gotten to be an even bigger problem for those investors that have commercial property. They are viewed as “easy target” because their hours are predictable.
When the economy takes a hit and times get tough, these criminals seem to get even bolder. That certainly seems to be the case where copper theft is concerned. These unscrupulous people can do thousands of dollars in damage for less than $50.00 worth of copper.
I wrote an article on this topic for BiggerPockets. You can read it here….
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