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Police catch man attempting to steal copper wire

Published On: Mar 11 2014 02:59:39 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 11 2014 03:00:05 PM CDT
Crimewatch
WICHITA, Kan. -

A 53-year-old man is arrested after police say they caught him attempting to steal copper from Westar Energy.

Officers were called to the area near Central and Piatt after surveillance cameras captured a man stealing 75 pounds of copper wire.

A spokesperson for Westar says guards were monitoring the surveillance cameras when they noticed something suspicious and notified authorities.

Police were able to catch the man and arrest him on theft charges. There was no additional damage done to the company's equipment.

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