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04/20/08-Longview

Police Catch Longview Copper Thieves

      Police were called out to a Longview hotel this morning after thieves allegedly tried to steal copper. It happened around 8:30 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, but police were able to catch one of the suspects.

   "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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