VINELAND – The former ShopRite supermarket building suffered an estimated $25,000 in damages when one or more person stole copper pipes from the facility.
The water supply to the pipes was still on, causing water to flow out and ruin part of the suspended ceiling and flood the entire first floor, city police said.
Monday’s incident occurred after one or more people got onto the roof of the building in the 200 block of North Delsea Drive, police said. Entry to the building was made via forced air louver panels, they said.
Police said the stolen copper piping was worth about $250.
The building was the site of a former Bottino ShopRite. The supermarket moved to its new $25 million location on West Landis Avenue in June.