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4/20/08-Longview

Police Catch Alleged Copper Thief

Police were called out to an abandoned hotel Sunday morning after thieves allegedly tried to steal copper.  It happened around 8:30 a.m. at the abandoned Elmwood Hotel in Longview.   Police say two people broke into the hotel and were trying to get copper tubing.  When they arrived, police say the suspects took off.  Police captured one of the suspects, after the alleged thief injured himself while running through the woods.  

"One jumped off the balcony and took off running and went through some woods, and it was shortly afterwards that we had some other citizens call us that saw the second person and let us know where he was at," said Longview Police Sergeant Anthony Boone.  Police are still looking for the second suspect.  If you have any information call Longview police.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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