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November 25--  Copper thieves have hit five locations in Vidalia and a $3,000 reward is being offered for their capture.

Vidalia police say vacant business buildings have had their heating and air systems destroyed by thieves who are selling copper and aluminum for cash.

The old Western Sizzling building on Highway 280 East had seven roof-mounted units valued at $84,000 stripped of condensors and other metal components.

Four units valued at $20,000 on the roof of Shooter's Bar and Grill on Northeast Main Street were also stripped.  

Other locations that have been hit are Shine's at Orange and North Streets and houses on Ward Street and Everette Street.

If you have information on these cases, call the Vidalia-Area Crimestoppers Hotline at 1-866-439-6313.  If you're information leads to an arrest, you'll receive a $3,000 cash reward.  You do not have to give your name when you call.