Leduc, Alberta – Early this morning a suspicious male was spotted and appeared to be stealing copper wire. Following a 911 call, RCMP located the male and took him into custody.
At approximately 7:00 am, Leduc RCMP members responded to a copper wire theft at an Altura Energy Incorporated site in Leduc County. A quick thinking employee called 9-1-1 and reported that he caught a male stealing copper wire cable. The suspect fled on foot and hid in a nearby field. The attending RCMP members located the 25 year old male who was arrested, and taken into custody.
Criminal charges of Theft under $5,000, Mischief, Possession of Stolen Property, and breach of Recognizance conditions of a release, are pending against the man. The male is being held for a Bail Hearing.
A white Chevrolet rental truck, and stolen property were recovered at the scene.
Leduc RCMP would like to thank members of the public for bringing this to our attention as this vehicle had previously been reported to police as suspicious.