Junk Car Theft on the Rise

With the prices of scrap hitting new heights it seems criminals have been opting for the more easy prey of old junk cars!

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a recent rash of scrap metal thefts occurring in rural parts of the county.

“This stealing of junk cars has become a real issue,” he told 2News Wednesday morning, saying the price of scrap metal is high and because of this “junkers” are making money.

Stolen from properties in rural areas around the county and in adjoining counties have been a number of broken down junk cars. Scrappers have been trespassing unto property, loading up cars, then heading off to the scrapyard where they will leave the cars for cash.

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