Metal Thieves Caught Red-Handed

March 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Madera County deputies say they busted a couple guys trying to steal a lot of metal from a small business.Investigators say someone called 911 after seeing Matthew Webb and Javier Alatorre tearing apart steel tanks and a steel vent.

Deputies say they caught the guys in the act and found them with hundreds of dollars worth of stolen metal. They say Webb and Alatorre were robbing a business on Avenue 20-and-a-half, right by Highway 99.

They're now charged with grand theft and receiving stolen property.