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Phoenix police searching for man suspected of stealing wire

Jun 18, 2018, 5:00 AM
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Yes, wire theft is still a big problem.

On May 24 at about 5:30 p.m., a silver Subaru station wagon pulled into the parking lot of a business near 20th Ave. and Peoria.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Jamie Rothschild said, “A man got out, walked over to the building and just started pulling wire out of the wall.”

He stashed it in the back of his car and left.

Rothschild said there’s a real demand for metal and copper wire.

And this isn’t a victimless crime.

“What people don’t realize is it’s not just the cost of the wire but the damage to this building cost between $3,000 and $5,000 to fix.”

To read more about this case, click here.


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Phoenix police searching for man suspected of stealing wire