Sleeping Copper Thieves Busted

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Two Romanian youngsters, 17 and 19 years old, were arrested on Sunday in Blerick (Limburg) on suspicion of copper theft.

The police received a report that two vans with Spanish number plates were parked at the Otto Street in Blerick. While checking out the vans, the police found two men sleeping in one of the two vans, in which  the police found a total of 132 roles of copper wire with a total weight of 6,600 kilograms.

As the young men could not explain why they had the copper wire, they were taken to the police station where they still remain. The vans and copper wire coils were seized. The police are now looking for the owner of the copper wire coils.