Copper stolen from St. A & McNamara House

What is the world coming to when someone will travel from Hull to Allston to steal copper from a church and senior citizen home? Reputable recyclers seems to be paying about $3/pound for copper. If you are selling old gutters from the back of your pickup truck I would think you are getting something less than that. This problem is happening all over the country, and certainly is not unique to Allston.

Suspected copper crook arrested - Allston/Brighton TAB


  1. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Well at least we now know Allston has something of value other then property that Harvard wants. This person is sick, sick, sick. Yes, he probably did have pot on him and he has a substance abuse problem. What I would like to know is how the hell he did it without the priests in the rectory hearing him or the neighbors on the other side of the church not seeing anything. Also, wouldn't he have to climb up the balconies at McNamara House to get leverage to loosen the gutters/piping. Either that or someone must have buzzed him in. What a loser.

  2. I remember seeing a story about a church in rural England whose entire roof was stolen.
    Copper is worth a lot of money so there are people who are going to steal it. It's hardly a new concept.