Job Site Thieves Run Rampant

Not only are empty homes left vacant by foreclosure or suspended construction vulnerable to theft, thieves are now targeting current home construction job sites in increasing numbers.

This article from the New York Times profiles a family whose home was robbed and stripped of copper wiring and air-conditioning tubing. The family decided to camp out on their property to deter thieves and they wouldn’t even tell the contractors where the keys were hidden until they arrived on site.
If you are in the midst of a construction project make sure your land and materials are protected.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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