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Copper thief caught
Due to the recent increase in thefts of copper and metal from a recycling company, officers from the Guardia Civil’s special ROCA unit were called in and an investigation began.


Expensive copper wires were being stolen and sold on
Expensive copper wires were being stolen and sold on
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29.11.2015 - The officers came across one man who was not an official dealer in copper and metal but dealt in large amounts, arousing their suspicions.  For years, companies and communities have suffered massive thefts of copper cables and large metal parts, mainly due to the financial crisis and the lucrative nature of these materials.  In this case, the trail led to a man who was suspected of breaking into a construction company at La Quinta in Santa Úrsula twice in July this year to steal copper and metal cables which he later sold.

More than six tons of materials are thought to have been sold and turned into cash.  The affected company valued the damage caused and items stolen at around €20,000.



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