MADISON, Wis. -

Madison police are investigating a copper theft from a downtown construction site, according to a release.

An estimated $14,000 worth of copper was stolen from a construction site at 420 W. Johnson St., police said.

Officials believe the theft happened sometime over weekend.

A supervisor at an apartment construction site alerted police of the crime, according to the release. The supervisor said the wire had been stored in a parking garage of the new complex.

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