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But What Will They Steal Now?

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After months of seeing wires being ripped out of the city's lights and statues being stolen, some good news via the Press-Enterprise: "The declining prices of metals appear to be deterring criminals from making a quick buck off stolen copper, but some thieves are still at it. Traffic at SA Recycling in Fontana has decreased 70 percent since about late August, when the price of scrap metal abruptly began to drop, said General Manager Steve Iverson. 'A lot of the peddler traffic, not dealers, have just dropped off," he said. "Most of them have gone home.'" Previous copper wire theft coverage here.[Press-Enterprise]