May 4, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Police are searching for a man who stole large quantities of copper wire from the Con Edison facility in Long Island City.
The thief first struck just before 4 pm on March 17, where he made off with bulks of copper wire. He struck the location again before 10 am on April 12, where he stole 15 sections of 20 foot copper wire, police say.
How the man gained entry is unknown, police say.
The suspect is described as black, in his 50’s, and last seen wearing a green construction helmet with a light on top.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.