EPPD: Copper thief caught in the act

EPPD: Copper thief caught in the act

POSTED: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 6:18pm

UPDATED: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 6:20pm

Police allegedly caught a copper thief in the act.

A witness called police after they saw someone going in a back door of the 7-Eleven on Hondo Pass and Railroad Saturday morning when it was closed.

The witness saw the person banging some type of metal object with a hammer.

Officers said they found Gabriel Nunez holding a five to six foot piece of copper tubing.

Nunez told officers he was going to sell the copper at a recycling plant.


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