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In empty houses, thieves see copper profits

Repossessions help fuel a crime spree

Realtor Kevin Norton checks the damage done by thieves in the basement of a house on Whitfield Street in Dorchester. (Dominic Chavez / Globe Staff) Realtor Kevin Norton checks the damage done by thieves in the basement of a house on Whitfield Street in Dorchester.
By Maria Cramer and Alan R. Earls
Globe Correspondent / May 14, 2008

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Kevin Norton arrived at the empty beige house on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester, saw the kicked-in back door, and swore under his breath. (Full article: 836 words)

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