TSCRA, Authorities Looking for Suspects in Copper Theft CaseFri, 14 Jun 2013 15:30:35 CDT
Authorities with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are seeking information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in the theft of a pickup truck and 3,000 pounds of stranded copper wire worth approximately $7,000 stolen from a ranch in the Chelsea, Okla. area. A $500 reward has been offered.
Late Wednesday night, TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings and Rogers County Investigator Joe Garber and Deputy Virgil Carter acted on a tip and located the stolen copper in an open field in the Foyil, Okla. area. The truck was recovered from Chelsea Lake June 3. No suspects have been identified.
According to Cummings, on May 27 or 28, the suspects broke into the victim's barn, loaded the pickup with three 750- foot coils of large diameter, unused copper cable and drove off.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact TSCRA's Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333 or John Cummings at 918-342-0888. Individuals reporting information may choose to remain anonymous.
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