Thieves target homes in Ottawa Hills, Even during daylight

Police say that theives are stealing copper gutters and downspouts from homes in Ottawa Hills.

The Ottawa Hills Police Department says they received several reports on Thursday from homeowners that had their copper gutters and downspouts stolen from their homes, presumably for scrap.

Investigators say at least one of the thefts happened during daytime hours.

Police are asking all residents to pay extra close attention to neighboring homes that have "for sale" signs or appear vacant.

They add that surrounding jurisdictions have been experiencing similar thefts.

Anyone that sees suspicious activity is encouraged to call 9-1-1.