Apartment tenants catch copper thief in the act

tenantriskverification November 24, 2014 0

Kevin S. Held

A group of apartment tenants caught a copper thief in the act early Thursday morning, the Velda City Police Department said.

According to Col. Daniel Paulino, a police spokesman, residents at the Cambridge Apartments called to report noises coming from the basement, which is shared among tenants.

Residents went to investigate the noise when they saw a man rolling copper pipes onto some blankets, which belonged to a tenant who was doing her laundry. Approximately six inches of water covered the basement floor as a result of the pipes being cut loose.

The residents detained the would-be burglar until police arrived, Paulino said.

The suspect, currently wanted for violating the terms of his parole, has not been identified, pending formal charges.

Source: ksdk

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