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Man unspools, steals copper wire from APS substation

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Police are looking for a suspect connected to the theft of copper wire from an APS substation.  (Source: Silent Witness) Police are looking for a suspect connected to the theft of copper wire from an APS substation. (Source: Silent Witness)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A man unspooled and fled with 100 feet of copper wire from an Arizona Public Service power substation and police need help locating him.

The burglary actually took place Dec. 10 at 11:16 a.m. at the substation in northwest Phoenix. Authorities need fresh leads in order to solve the crime.

What the suspect wasn't counting on was cameras watching his every move.

The man climbed over a concrete wall and pulled the wire with him.

"Clearly someone who knew what he was doing," said Silent Witness Sgt. Darren Burch. "It was really by the numbers, someone with history of activity. What's nice is APS had great surveillance video."

The suspect is described as between 25 to 30 years old. He is between 6' to 6'2" tall and weighs between 160 to 180 pounds. 

People with information about the fugitives are asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS OR 480-TESTIGO.

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