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.
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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.