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Warehouse Holding Stage Collapse Debris Targeted By Thieves

A stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair Saturday prior to a performance by the country music duo Sugarland.

Indiana State Police are investigating a theft last weekend of an Indianapolis warehouse containing some of the debris from the State Fair stage collapse.

Police say the thieves were looking for copper and electrical wiring within the warehouse. All of the electrical wiring was stripped from the facility. The warehouse stores a large amount of debris from the stage collapse last August as part of the ongoing investigation into the tragedy.

Police say the thieves found some steel cable in the debris and stole it as well.

Investigators say it was a “crime of opportunity” and do not believe the thieves were targeting the debris itself. The investigation is ongoing.

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