Copper theft to cost taxpayers big bucks

Bernalillo County loses $10M

BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Copper thieves have struck again, and this time it will cost taxpayers $10,000.

According to a news release from Bernalillo County, the copper was taken from the South Valley Economic Development Center.

Those with information are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP, and they may receive a reward. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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