NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police are investigating two cases of copper thefts reported Wednesday.

Police received a report of copper piping stolen at Gildan Garments, 117 King Street at 8:58 a.m.

At 9:18 a.m., police received a second report of the theft of copper flashing from above the door of Ashley School, at 122 Rochambeau Street.

Police are investigating the thefts. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 508-991-6350 or the anonymous tip line at (508) 992-7463 or e-mail

--New Bedford Police