Sunday, April 29, 2012

Register investigation shows some scrap yards better than others at following rules to thwart thefts (video, photos)

Sims Metal Management in North Haven. Mara Lavitt/New Haven Register

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Investigations Editor
On an afternoon in March, two New Haven Register reporters drove a Ford Freestyle SUV carrying a newspaper honor box into the lot of a Derby scrap metal business, M. Jacobs & Sons on Factory Street.
We wanted to see if the staff would ask for identification, or ask if we had permission to sell the large, metal, coin-operated Register honor box. The boxes are on streets and in plazas across the region and have been targeted by thieves and sold for scrap metal.

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