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Thousands in copper stolen from Moultrie business

Investigator David Jones, Moultrie PD Investigator David Jones, Moultrie PD
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Police are looking for crooks who stole more than $20,000 dollars worth of copper from a Moultrie business.

Using surveillance footage, Moultrie police discovered the thieves not only stole the copper but also a truck that they used to make the big haul.

The men in the footage, took the truck late Saturday night and returned it early Sunday morning. In between, 15 rods of copper were stolen from South Georgia Electrical Supply 5 blocks away. Unfortunately for authorities, the second business does not have surveillance cameras.

"We don't really have any leads, you can see much from the video," said Moultrie Police investigator David Jones. "As far as people moving around in the vehicle and stuff like that, you can't just make anything out in it."

Investigator Jones urges business owners to install cameras to protect their businesses and help catch criminals who may target them.

"No matter what type of business you own, you are always vulnerable to crooks," Jones said. "A lot of times, video tape is the only thing that lives anything behind."

He says it's now up to the public to help them solve this crime. Hopefully people can identify the suspects or they will eventually reveal themselves

"15 rows of copper, it shows up somewhere," he said. "Recycling places that may buy copper, metal whatever, if you have a large quantity of copper come in, be leery of it."

If the criminals are caught, they'll be charged with theft by taking and burglary.

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