Alert NE Fresno homeowner helps catch copper wire thieves

FRESNO, Calif.

/*Leroy Walters*/ and /*Allen Suther*/ were arrested early Monday morning after a man reported suspicious activity near his home in Northeast Fresno.

Al Maroney, Fresno Police Department said, "He looked out his window and saw a small car passing with a very loud muffler and he just kept his eyes on the car and he watched them as they went over to a city junction box and removed the cover, peered inside and then walked away."

Officers pulled over Walters and Suther a few blocks away. They found a large amount of copper wire rolled up in a toolbox in the back of their truck along with wire cutters and a tool used to pry open street light covers.

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