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Briefs: Cops target construction theft

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO Colorado

AVON – Backhoes, tools, refrigerators and piping are among the items regularly stolen from construction job sites. The result is $1 billion in losses annually nationwide, adding about 1 to 2 percent to the cost of a new home, according to the National Association of Home BuildersThe Avon Police Department is holding a meeting for local contractors who are concerned about theft from their construction sites. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m., Thursday in the Avon Town Council Chambers located inside town hall at 400 Benchmark Road.Police will talk about a recent wave of thefts in an effort to help contractors prevent theft. Police will also discuss technologies that can be used to track stolen equipment. For more information, please contact Krista Jaramillo at 748-4006.

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