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$50,000 in copper wire stolen from Fargo firm

FARGO – Thieves broke into a Fargo business and stole $50,000 worth of copper wire over the weekend, police said.

The theft at Fargo Electric Construction is believed to have happened between Friday and Monday morning, when it was reported about 7 a.m., Lt. Joel Vettel said.

After forcing their way into the building, the culprits moved the company’s trucks out of the way to get at the wire, then loaded it using the company’s skid-steer loaders, he said.

“Judging by the behavior, judging by what they got away with, how they had to do it, they had a significant amount of time inside the business,” he said, adding, “The amount of time they spent in there certainly would indicate that they had knowledge that the alarm system either was not there or wasn’t working.”

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing, he said.

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