Alleged Copper Thief May Be Holed Up In LA Building

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man suspected of repeatedly stealing copper wiring valued at $1 million may be hiding inside the downtown Los Angeles building he allegedly stole from, police said Thursday.

LAPD Captures Long-Sought-After Suspected Copper Thief, KNX 1070’s Bill Cooper Reports

Police began searching the 12-story building near Hill and Eighth streets at 11 a.m., Sgt. Mike Flynn of the Central Station said.

“We’re hoping to catch him,” Flynn said.

He said the building has been repeatedly stripped of copper wiring valued at around $1 million.

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