If you know anyone who has a house vacant tell them to be on the look out. A friend of mine just had all of his copper piping and copper cylinder in the house as well as the copper piping to the heating oil tanks robbed. The thieves just cut the pipes off the walls and let the water flood the house and the heating oil flow all around the yard!:-(
Put in an alarm, a security camera and/or ask a neighbour to keep an eye on your home or business premises if you have to leave it for any length of time
It looks like thieves will stop at nothing these days to make a quick buck!