Thieves cut hole in roof during theft at Lowe’s store in Franklin

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FRANKLIN, Ind. (Jan. 7, 2016) – Police in Franklin are investigating after thieves cut a hole in the roof during a burglary at a Lowe’s store.

Officers from the Franklin Police Department were called to the store at 2219 N. Morton St. around 5:30 a.m. Thursday in response to the theft. Police said the suspects cut a hole in the roof and climbed inside the store using a ladder. The suspects entered the store between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., police said.

According to Franklin police, employees found several buckets of copper plumbing items and wire products in an aisle. They saw a ladder that led to the hole that had been cut in the ceiling. Police said it wasn’t clear if any merchandise was removed from the store.

A similar crime happened at the same store in July 2014. In that case, thieves made a hole in the roof, painted over security cameras and stole copper pipes and fittings.

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