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Goldsboro citizen helps nab suspect in copper theft

Posted September 3, 2008 7:38 a.m. EDT
Updated September 3, 2008 10:25 a.m. EDT

— Goldsboro police credited a concerned citizen for helping nab a suspected copper thief Tuesday.

The citizen, who was not identified, called police after seeing a man come from under a building at 1210 N. James St.

A K-9 officer later found the man, Ricky Henderson, walking in the 200 block of Workman Street. The witness positively identified him, police said.

Officers searched the area and said they found copper pipe that had been taken from under 1210 N. James St.

Police estimated the stolen pipe had a value of $500, and damages were estimated at $500.

Police charged Henderson with breaking, entering, larceny and damage to property. He was held in the Wayne County Jail under a $5,000 bond.