Crime

Jan 19, 2012 11:31 AM by Paul Kavanaugh

3 arrests made in copper wire thefts

Three suspects, accused of stealing copper wire from area utility poles in Colorado Springs, are under arrest.

The Colorado Springs Police Department IMPACT Team executed 7 search warrants on 3 properties and 4 vehicles after a six-month investigation. Additional arrests are anticipated.

The suspects are believed to have taken 6,000 pounds of copper wire with the replacement cost to replace the property estimated to be around $500,000.

The police department says that metal theft in 2011 is estimated to be around $2 million dollars, not including labor to replace the stolen property.

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