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CMPD seeks help identifying suspected copper thief

Suspect in a copper theft
Suspect in a copper theft Photo from CMPD

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released photos Monday of a man suspected of stealing copper from a cellphone tower, and the department is asking for help identifying him.

Police said the photos show a man driving in a white pickup and taking $19,000 worth of copper from a cell tower at 6215 Equipment Drive, close to Interstate 85 in the University City area.

CMPD says the suspect is believed to be involved in other copper thefts, and commits them during daytime business hours.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Dunn: 704-358-5235;

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