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Copper thief caught on tape, arrested

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WICHITA, Kan A 53-year-old man was arrested for stealing copper wire, and police said the victims watched as the crime happened.

Wichita Police were called to the Westar Energy location at 1900 E. Central at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday. Westar employees watched via security camera as a man stole 75 pounds of copper wire. Police were called and the man was arrested not far from the station.

Police said this is a good example of security officers working with police.


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