Man arrested after copper wire theft yesterday in North Kamloops

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A 35-year-old Kamloops man faces charges of theft and possession of stolen property after copper wire was stolen from a construction site in North Kamloops yesterday afternoon.

RCMP apprehended the suspect after reports of a theft from the construction supervisor at the south end of Mayfair Street from Tranquille about 4:40 p.m. Thursday.

The supervisor told RCMP the suspect had taken the wire and was stripping it on a nearby beach.

After approached by RCMP, the man fled along the bank of the river and discarded the wire and a backpack.

Officers perused the man on food and he was arrested without incident.

All stolen goods were properly returned to the construction site.

The man, who was known to RCMP for similar property related offences, was taken into police custody and later released with a promise to appear in Kamloops Provincial Court April 25.

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