Copper theft caught on tape
A man and a woman were caught on tape stealing copper wire from a truck at the Red Rock Weight Scales August 4.
The two pair pull up to the tractor trailer, cut the straps and load two small rolls of wire into the large van they arrived in. After that, the suspects attach the end of a large spool of wire to the back of the van in order to pull the spool off the trailer. Although not seen in the video, the suspects pull the spool for approximately a kilometre, in order to unravel the wire. A significant amount of the larger wire was removed from the spool, before they depart the area. The entire theft takes just under 20 minutes.
The male suspect is described as being Caucasian in his 40s, approximately 173 cm (5’8”), 95 kgs (210 lbs) and was wearing camouflage pants with suspenders, and a ball cap.
The female is described as also being Caucasian, in her 30s, approximately 170 cm (5’7”), 73 kgs (160 lbs), blonde hair and was wearing blue jeans, a light coloured sweater and a ball cap.
The vehicle is described as a newer, dark coloured GMC Savanna full sized van. It has windows all around. There are decals in the each of the back windows and two aftermarket reverse lights below the rear bumper.
Although the video is not of the highest quality, investigators believe that there are members of the public that are able to identify the two suspects. If you have any information about this or any other theft of copper, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477), online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES using keyword "pgtips".