DARIEN, Conn. – A large amount of copper piping was reported stolen from a Darien house undergoing renovations earlier this month, according to police reports.
The burglary was reported on Tokeneke Trail on Saturday afternoon, police said. Contractors working on the house told police that copper vent pipes had been ripped from walls in the house from its basement to its attic. Portions of the walls and floors were also removed to gain access to the pipe, according to the report.
The contractor first noticed the pipes were missing about two weeks before the report, but workers initially assumed that they had been removed during the renovation work, police said.
In total, about 80 linear feet of one-and-a-half-inch pipes were reported missing. The total value of the pipes and the work needed to replace them was estimated to be $800, according to the police report.
The incident is still under investigation by Darien Police. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 203-662-5300.