Police: Suspect sought in copper theft in Center City

CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- Police are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted for allegedly stealing copper from a building in Center City, Philadelphia.

The incident happened around 2:15 a.m. on May 27 at 1529 Walnut Street.

Police say the suspect entered a building under construction.

Once inside, the suspect was captured on surveillance video removing tools, and copper fittings, valued at $4,000, police say.

He then left the building, heading in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6'5" tall, 325 pounds, and stocky build. He was wearing a black t-shirt with white writing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact, Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093/3094.
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