Thieves have been stealing scrap metal from all over Michiana. Recent cases have been seen in Elkhart where the thieves are targeting RV companies and taking scrap metal.
But scrap metal is also being taken from vacant properties. "Vacant properties are being stripped, walls are being torn down," said Lt. Cindy Kilgore of Michiana Crime Stoppers.
Lt. Kilgore says to look for places that are licensed when getting scrap metal.
"We are encouraging people to be vigilant," said Lt. Kilgore.
If you have any information on thieves stealing metal in Michiana, call Crime Stoppers at 800-342-STOP. All tips are anonymous.