2 suspects jailed for copper thefts

MGN Online
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:13pm

EL PASO — Police said two men with flashlights were caught mid-act while attempting to steal copper from inside a vacant apartment Monday night.

Officers responded to a call on Trowbridge to discover Peter Garcia, 26, and Benjamin Lopez, 21, inside a fenced in area that surrounded the vacant apartment, they said. Several pieces of copper that had been removed from inside of the apartment and were placed into a wooden box. Both men were arrested and charged with Burglary of Building.

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