Police say they paid in cash, didn’t have electronic record keeping
The batteries weigh roughly 100 pounds and can be sold for $50 apiece at a recycling center.
Under new guidelines, sellers would have to present an I.D. to the dealer and be entered into a registry. They’d also get a check in the mail.
Hopes to better keep track of scrap thieves to steal from cars, air conditioners and even phone lines and cell towers.
Police say they man was attempting to steal scrap metal.
Legislation would make it harder for scrap bandits to convert metal to cash
Right now, a patchwork of municipalities have passed scrap metal laws.
The City Council voted in March to require scrap yards to report the names of anyone who sells more than $50 in metal.
A city alderwoman is working to expand the bill over the summer.
Property owners want immediate new law, but alderwoman wants to wait to “get it right.”