Thu., July 18, 2013 11:00am (EDT)

Copper Thieves Hit Gainesville Arts Center
By Associated Press
Updated: 9 months ago

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  —  
Authorities in Gainesville are investigating the theft of at least $8,000 worth of copper from a downtown arts center. Quinlan Visual Arts Center officials discovered the crime Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy of Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.)
Authorities in Gainesville are investigating the theft of at least $8,000 worth of copper from a downtown arts center. Quinlan Visual Arts Center officials discovered the crime Tuesday morning. (Photo Courtesy of Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.)
Authorities in Gainesville are investigating the theft of at least $8,000 worth of copper from a downtown arts center.

Amanda McClure, executive director of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, said she discovered the crime Tuesday morning.

Eleven of the building's 13 copper downspouts were gone. McClure said that some of the downspouts were at long as 25 feet.