CV call leads to arrest of copper thief suspect at a retail shopping center

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 2.18.34 PMIt’s well known that unoccupied homes are often targeted by copper thieves, but did you know that vacant retail locations can be just as susceptible to building materials theft?

That’s why a Centralized Vision technician contacted police immediately when he observed a trespasser climbing the roof of an unoccupied building in a retail shopping center. The suspect appeared to be stripping material off of the roof and cutting power wires. Three police units arrived onsite quickly and proceeded to detain and question the suspect, who was being uncooperative. The suspect was finally arrested and taken away in police custody. Check out the video here.

And that’s another copper thief off the streets!

 

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