AUGUSTA — Thieves have stolen two rolls of copper wiring from the site of the new Augusta Judicial Center.
Workers reported the theft at the site of the $67 million Augusta Judicial Center and John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse, scheduled to be complete in February.
Richmond County Sheriff's Office says the items were taken from the second floor of the building. The room was reportedly not secure because it's a storage and workroom for employees.
Police valued the more than 500 feet of wiring at $190. The site will house all Richmond County courts, except for juvenile court. The 183,000-square-foot building will also house offices for judges, district attorneys, solicitors general and clerks as well as serving other legal functions.