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Police investigate thefts at future Facebook HQ

Thousands of pounds of copper wiring stolen from Menlo Park buildings

Police in Menlo Park are investigating three separate thefts of copper wiring this month from the future headquarters of Facebook.

On June 17, construction crews reported that more than 1,000 pounds of copper wiring was taken from one of nine vacant buildings on the 57-acre campus, located at 312 Constitution Drive, police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said. It is believed that the wiring was extracted sometime between June 7 and June 13, Acker said.

Three days later, a second load of more than 1,000 pounds of copper wire was reported stolen from a storage unit at the site that was being used by a construction contractor, Acker said. Investigators believe the wiring was removed sometime between June 17 and June 20.

A third theft of several hundred feet of wiring occurred at another vacant office building on the site on June 22, Acker said. The total value of all the stolen copper is estimated at about $8,500. There are no suspects, according to police.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Adam
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

Surprised there are no snarky remarks along the lines of: if FB can't even keep their copper wire safe what are they doing with all my data? ;)


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

These crooks worked harder on this "harvest" than they would have worked on a real job. This happened to one of my jobs, Potrero Hill School, in Frisco.


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