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Copper thief caught on camera

Incident happened in the south end at 2:25 a.m.
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Guelph police are investigating the theft of a quantity of copper from a south-end business early Friday morning.

Approximately 2:25 a.m. police were called by an employee of a business on Southgate Drive. The employee advised he was watching live video surveillance of a male on the business property loading copper into the back of a blue Kia Soul.

Officers arrived 10 minutes later to find the gate to the property standing open but the suspect had already left. It is unknown how much copper was stolen.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Firas El-Ayoubi at 519-824-1212, ext. 7129, email him at felayoubi@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip for Crime Stoppers at www.csgw.tips.