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Durham police search for copper thief

Posted October 14, 2010

Durham police are trying to identify a man who stole copper from a building on University Drive in August.

The theft occurred around 8:30 a.m. on August 23 in the 3500 block of University Drive. The copper was taken from the building’s air conditioning units.

The suspect was described as a black man wearing a blue shirt with short sleeves, a blue hat, tan shorts, black gloves and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 919-560-4583, extention 29356 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • tran Oct 15, 2010

    He's got a job. He's in the recycling business.

  • Justin T. Oct 15, 2010

    I this is the same guy that has been stealing the pennies out of my couch cushions. Son of a gun.

  • Sherlock Oct 15, 2010

    Just look any where in the state and you'll find a cooper robber, is this the only one in Durham?

  • Groovy Oct 15, 2010

    Dude knew he was being filmed...quit doing drugs & get a job dummy.