EPPD Seeks Public's Help in Stopping Copper Theft
POSTED: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 2:34pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 5, 2011 - 1:42pm
EL PASO– The Borderland has seen its share of precious metals theft recently and the El Paso Police Department is ready to do their part to stop the crime.
Below are the number of copper thefts by year:
2011: 104 (YTD)
EPPD is asking El Pasoans to report any suspicious activity related to these types of thefts. Investigators believe these thefts are occurring during all hours of the day and night and on any day of the week. It is difficult to spot these thieves because the suspects may not appear to be committing a crime.
Any person who believes they are witnessing these types of thefts is encouraged to write down descriptions of the suspects and their vehicles to include license plate numbers and markings on the vehicles. Citizens are also asked to contact police with that information so that officers may respond and investigate.
Remember, you may remain anonymous and receive a cash reward by contacting Crime Stoppers of El Paso and submitting a tip. They may be reached by calling 915-566-8477. To report in progress thefts please call police at 915-832-4400 or contact us through Citizen Observer/Tip411.