Two arrested in copper theft investigation

Two arrested in copper theft investigation

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Two arrested in copper theft investigation

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 11:42 AM

AUSTIN -- Two people have been arrested in a copper pipe theft investigation at a Target store in South Austin.

Police were called to the Southpark Meadows store off Slaughter Lane just before 5 a.m. Friday after an employee heard something on the roof.

Officers found the suspects sitting in a truck outside the store. Nine bundles of five-foot copper pipes were found stacked up. Police say they believe the suspects got onto the roof of the store with a ladder.

Both suspects were charged with felony theft of metal.

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