Metal thefts hit two marine businesses

By Juliette Laaka | Dec 17, 2013

Rockland — Reports of metal thefts at two Front Street marinas around 3 p.m. Dec. 16 has launched an investigation into the crimes, said police.

Journey's End Marina reported a 30- by 30-inch brass propeller was taken off a boat. It is valued at more than $4,000, according to Rockand Police Deputy Chief Wally Tower.

Ten brass light fixtures and rolls of copper were taken from North End Shipyard. The items total a net worth of $400, said Tower.

Both calls reporting the thefts came in to the department around 3 p.m., said Tower. He said the calls were made by the business owners.

Tower said it is unknown how the perpetrators entered into the buildings, which were locked. He said there was no sign of forced entry.

Although there are no suspects at this time, Tower said he is confident the investigation will lead to an arrest.


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