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Longhorn Steakhouse victim of theft

A Valley construction site is robbed of it's copper wiring and power tools.

WAFF 48's Robyn Mcglohn stopped by to see what happened under lock and key.

It's a new restaurant in town that hasn't even opened its doors.

Despite being under lock and key, it's a gold mine for burglars.

"This is what they stole, a bunch of wire like that, take that hold that, imagine 2 dollars a pound."

It's wire, that on the inside, is the ever so valuable copper.

Early Friday morning, construction crews arrived on site at the new Longhorn Steakhouse on Carl T. Jones, assuming it would be another day's work.

"What we were going to do this morning, we've got to regroup, because our wire is gone."

They found themselves back at square one.

Thousands of dollars worth of copper wiring, gone in less than 12 hours, plus power tools missing straight from the tool box.

Robert Morgan of WCI contractors says this isn't the first time it's happened.

Just last week he filed the first police report, although knowing there's really nothing he can do.

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