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Copper wire stolen from Habitat for Humanity home

Police want to find whoever caused thousands of dollars of damage to a Habitat for Humanity home in Conway.
Police want to find whoever caused thousands of dollars of damage to a Habitat for Humanity home in Conway.

Police believe thieves struck sometime over the long New Year’s holiday weekend and took more than just copper from a Conway family dreaming of owning their own home.

For the Del Campo family, it’s the promise of a better tomorrow.

“Can you tell them where your room is?”

Little Tyler has already picked out his. But now there’s a problem.

Billy Vaughn with Habitat for Humanity shows us what he found Tuesday. All the electrical wiring either stolen or severed throughout.

In some cases they didn’t take the wire, they just cut it.

Billy Vaughan says, “Well, they were going to cut it would be my guess, they just didn’t get it out.”

Either way, Habitat says it’s about $4,000 worth of pointless damage.

“There’s not enough copper in that telephone wire there to buy a package of cigarettes.”

"I mean it’s just heartbreaking. We’re trying to get out of the situation we’re in," Donald Del Campo says. "You know, a mobile home that’s rundown pretty much, we just want to get something nice.”

Donald Del Campo and his wife Teresa planned to move in March, now that’s in doubt.

A delay that gives mom good reason for concern.

“We need Tyler out of there because he’s stays sick constantly," Del Campo says.

Any possibility maybe the thief or thieves didn’t know what they were breaking into, you certainly can’t miss the sign out front.

And the reminders inside.

“Habitat is a Christian organization, but I’m pretty sure thieves don’t care," Vaughan says.

“What can you do? Just survive a few more months," Teresa Del Campo says.

Months the Del Campos could be spending inside their new home.

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