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Monday, October 03, 2011

Raytown MO Copper Thief Caught In The Act

According to Raytown Police reports- a realtor who arrived with a potential buyer of a vacant house in the 9000 block of East 87th Street caught a man inside in the act of trying to steal the copper from the structure.

Police dispatched on the call at 10:11 a.m. Monday morning.

The suspect- described as "a black male-" ran from the house and was chased by vehicle by the realtor- while they relayed the suspect's location to dispatchers by cell phone.

Police arrived quickly- and by 10:22 a.m.- they take would-be thief into custody in the parking lot of a church at 87th Street and Lane. 

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