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Houses under construction hit by thieves, even swiping a kitchen sink

Published 12:35 pm, Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Three houses under construction were reported burglarized Tuesday morning -- in one case, even the kitchen sink is missing.

Two of the homes are being built on the Chatham Road lots where a home destroyed by arson once stood.

Taken from one of the Chatham houses were an $800 hot water heater and $800 worth of its fittings, a cast-iron tub valued at $1,000 and its $1,000 of fittings, four pieces of pipe worth $200 each, and two plumbing diverters worth $100 each. At the second house, $3,400 worth of tile was reported missing. A third house in the subdivision had been burglarized July 29.

At a Pemburn Drive home, four toilets, three of them worth $225 and the fourth valued at $300, as well as a $445 kitchen sink, four $65 bathroom sinks, a framing gun worth $180, an 18-volt drill valued at $150, a $200 router and two air compressors worth a total of $500 were reported taken.

All of the incidents are under investigation by police.