Cranbrook RCMP has seized an extensive amount of stolen copper wire and are reaching out to the public to find the owners.
On Monday, Sept. 16, police were notified about a suspicious individual talking about having stolen wire in his vehicle at a parking lot on Baker St. RCMP arrived and found an extensive amount of copper wire in the back of a trailer.
The majority of the wire is heavy gauge, ‘Teck wire’ in various lengths, all of which was used and appeared weathered, according to a police press release. It is estimated to weigh between 100-200 kilograms.
RCMP are attempting to locate the owners of the wire and are asking anyone who might be missing copper wire to contact them at 250-489-3471.