Police release video of copper-wire thefts

Police seek the public’s help in identifying the person involved with two copper-wire thefts which were caught on camera.

Video surveillance captured at 6:20 p.m. on Oct. 28 shows a red Mack truck with white lettering on the driver’s side door entering SEPTA’s Wayne Junction Yard, located at 4500 Germantown Ave., and taking a container of copper wire.

A second incident took place two hours later when the red Mack truck returned and stole a second container of copper wire. The suspect fled in an unknown direction. Police describe him as an unknown male wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants.

The containers are marked with the numbers 30-039 and 30-101. Each container is worth about $9,000, according to Camden Iron officials. The combined value of the containers and the copper stolen, which belong to SEPTA, is an estimated $58,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northwest Detectives at 215-686-3353 (3354).

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