Three men have been charged with stealing $30,000 in copper piping from a vacant home in South Jersey.
The investigation began on July 21 when a realtor called the Evesham Township Police Department.
The realtor told police she discovered significant damage inside a home that was for sale in the 200 block of Braddock Mill Road in Evesham Township.
Investigators say the vandals stripped the entire home of its copper piping. It is estimated to be in excess of $30,000 in copper piping theft and damages.
Acting on a tip, investigators obtained surveillance video of three males selling large amounts of copper piping to a scrap yard in Camden County around the time of the theft.
Police arrested 30-year-old James Muir; 35-year-old Christopher Beebe and 24-year-old Steven Kalmey. All three suspects are from Marlton.
One of the suspects lived on the same block as the vacant home that was burglarized.