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Tips sought in copper and brass theft

Brass connectors like these were stolen Sunday night, Feb. 10, from Central Premix on North Crestline Street.
Brass connectors like these were stolen Sunday night, Feb. 10, from Central Premix on North Crestline Street.

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies are looking for information about the theft of copper wire and brass fittings at a north Spokane business early this week.

The theft occured at Central Premix on North Crestline Street around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

An employee told deputies a man jumped over the fence and entered a storage container on the property. He remained there for about an hour before leaving, but surveillance video shows he returned about 4 a.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said the suspect took about $2,500 worth of copper wire and brass and split bolt connectors from the storage container.

Anyone with information should call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.


 

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