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Alleged copper thieves arrested

Alleged copper thieves arrested
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 11:41am

El Paso police have arrested two men suspected of stealing copper.

Police said officers responded to a trespassing call on Feb. 1, on the 4200 block of Pershing.

Police found Edgar Vargas, 23 and Manuel Castro, 22, hiding in the basement of the home.

According to police, Vargas and Castro filled a gym bag with copper tubing from the house.

Vargas also had four outstanding Municipal Court warrants and Castro had one warrant.

Both were booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on burglary of habitation charges.

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