Copper wire thief hits Tulare County irrigation pump

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Authorities in the South Valley are asking for the public's help to track down a metal thief.

Tulare County sheriff's deputies say someone stole copper wire from an irrigation pump near Road 176 and Avenue 152. The property owner made the discovery around 8 a.m. Saturday and estimates the loss at $3,000 to $5,000.

Anyone who spotted anything unusual in that area is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (559) 725-4194.

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