Chicago Heights homes vandalized more than 30 times - FOX 32 News Chicago

Chicago Heights homes vandalized more than 30 times

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A series of new homes built in Chicago Heights have failed to attract buyers -- but they have become a popular target for metal thieves.

15 houses were built with federal grant money in 2011 and only two have sold.

Chicago Heights police say they've responded to burglaries at the homes more than 30 times in the past two years.

Police say thieves have taken thousands of dollars worth of copper wire and tubing -- and even the houses' electric meters.


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