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Suitland man arrested for stealing $10,000 in copper wire from Pepco

Tuesday - 6/11/2013, 1:34pm  ET

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The suspect is seen on May 17 stealing copper wire from the Pepco facility in Upper Marlboro. (Courtesy Prince George's County police)

WASHINGTON - Prince George's County police have arrested a suspect in connection with the theft of about 2,500 pounds of copper wire from a Pepco facility in Upper Marlboro.

The stolen copper wire is worth about $10,000.

Police have identified the suspect as 50-year-old Andrew Price of the 4800 block of Davis Avenue in Suitland.

Police responded to theft reports in the 8500 block of Pepco Place in Upper Marlboro in May. During their investigation, they determined Price was the prime suspect.

A surveillance camera recorded him scaling a fence and stealing hundreds of pounds of copper wire.

Police arrested Price at his home on June 7. He has been charged with several counts of breaking and entering and theft.

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