Roof Shingle Thieves in Texas Neighborhood

Coppell Texas, police are looking for suspects involved in stealing roofing shingles from homeowner’s yards. The majority of the 17 reported thefts since June have been in central Coppell.

When talking about the dollar amounts stolen, Sgt. David Moore of the Coppell Police Department said “the amount varies from offense to offense, depending on the number of bundles they take, the brand of shingles, warranty ratings and the grade or quality of the shingles. The average is between $750 and $2,500.”

Taken From Homeowner’s Yards

A few of the shingle thefts have occurred on new construction sites, but most of the roof material thefts occurred at residences where roofs were being replaced due to damage from the recent storms.

Pallets of shingles are being stolen shortly after being delivered to the homes with roof damage. Some area contractors are taking steps to prevent the thefts by delivering the shingles on the day the roof repair is to start.

Homeowners are urged to notify police if they have to keep shingles outdoors so the Coppell Police Department can keep a close eye on the pallets. Be sure and give your full address and where on your property the shingles are being stored.

The police are asking for any tips on these crimes and to report any suspicious behavior by calling (972)304-3600 or submitting anonymous tips on the Coppell Police Departments website or Facebook Page.

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