Metal theft – especially copper – has been a prevalent issue all over St. Louis City; indeed, it’s a nationwide problem.  Vacant buildings become easy targets, and Shaw is no stranger to this kind of theft.  It has prompted officials in both Missouri and Illinois to look at ways of cracking down on theft…and one of those approaches deals with the other side of theft: scrap dealers.  This morning, STLToday profiles how both public officials and scrap dealers view proposed ways to confront metal theft.

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