Springfield police have warned residents to be on the lookout for vacant homes in their neighborhood.
Thieves have been stealing copper piping from vacant houses around the city.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney said you should always contact the police if you see suspicious activity, even if your suspicion turns out to be nothing.
"If you see anything suspicious like a subject loading a snow blower into a vehicle in your neighbor's driveway - call the cops," Delaney said.
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