Copper thieves target Habitat Home in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say thieves targeted a Habitat Home in Georgetown in search of copper wires.

The home had already been delayed by weather, and now thieves are slowing down its construction. For those involved in the building of the homes on School Drive in the Habitat Village, it's a frustrating sight.

Workers returned last week to find out that thieves stole the wiring from the homes by getting into the crawl space below. This is the second theft from the work site. Workers found lumber stolen from the same houses earlier this year.

The homes were originally set to be finished before Christmas, but with snow and ice, and now multiple thefts, the projects are being pushed back.

"We thought we wouldn't have any setbacks at this time, so the first warm day we start working, I guess thieves found it a nice day to do their thing too," Donna Chesser, the Scott County Habitat For Humanity Director, said.

Habitat for Humanity says since so much has been put into this house replacing what's been stolen, it's hurting the budget that could be used for other homes and helping other people.

"It hurts, to think that someone could be this hard-hearted to take away from the mission that we have," Chesser said.

Georgetown Police say they are still investigating the thefts.

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