midnight plumber
 n.— «Why would thieves—midnight plumbers as the police call them—tear out the floorboards, toilets, even the walls of the homes, all in search of copper tubing?» —“With the Price of Copper Up, the Plumbing Can Go Missing” by Sean D. Hamill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania New York Times Nov. 27, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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