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Cops are looking for a man who broke into a storage facility in Maspeth on two separate occasions and took a huge quantity of copper wire.

According to police, at 3:40 p.m. on March 17, an unknown man entered a Con Edison facility located at 57-27 49th St., which police believe is used as a storage site for the company. It’s not known how he got inside, but once he entered, he removed a large quantity of copper wire from inside.

The thief returned to the facility on April 12. At 9:50 a.m. that day, the suspect entered the building through unknown means and 15 sections of 20 foot copper wire from inside.

Police describe the suspect as a black man in his 50s. He was 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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